|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pseudancistrus reus Armbruster & Taphorn, 2008|
|Type Locality||Venezuela, Estado Bolivar, Río Caroní in a small side channel veryclose to the confluence of the Río Claro, 07°54'30''N, 063°02'50''W|
|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.|
|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.|
|Distribution||South America: Río Caroní.
Orinoco, Caroni (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|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.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Zootaxa 1731: 33–41 (2008)|
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|Last Update||2011 Sep 22 13:17 (species record created: 2008 May 12 08:18)|