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Scientific Name Pseudancistrus reus  Armbruster & Taphorn, 2008
Common Name
Type Locality Río Caroní in a small side channel very close to the convergence of the Río Claro, 7°54'30"N, 63°02'50"W, Estado Bolivar, Venezuela.
Etymology Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, agkistron = hook or barb. "False Ancistrus", meaning that it is like an Ancistrus, but yet not quite. From the Latin reus, meaning one who is accused or arraigned like a defendant, prisoner, criminal, or culprit; in reference to the barred pattern that looks like the stripes of the stereotypical prisoner’s uniform.
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Size 76mm or 3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Pseudancistrus is the only genus of the Ancistrini (former Ancistrinae) that lacks evertible cheek plates. Because of this characteristic, it has at times been placed in the Hypostominae.
General Remarks The species was described from two specimens collected in the Rio Caroni before the Caruachi Reservoir was created. Their actual range, if any, outside of this area is unknown.
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Distribution South America: Río Caroní.
Orinoco, Caroni (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2017.
pH 6.6 - 6.6
Temperature 28.0-28.0°C or 82.4-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters Soft water, 12 microsiemens conductivity.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa No. 1731, pp 34, Fig. 1.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 09 09:36 (species record created: 2008 May 12 08:18)