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Scientific NamePseudorinelepis genibarbis  (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1840)
Common NamesPinecone Pleco
Pellegrini-Pleco (Germany)
Type LocalityProbably Brazil.
Synonym(s)Monistiancistrus carachama, Plecostomus pellegrini, Pseudorinelepis agassizii, Pseudorinelepis carachama, Pseudorinelepis pellegrini, Rhinelepis agassizii, Rinelepis genibarbis
Etymology(Greek)Pseudos=False + (Greek)rhinos=nose + (Greek)lepis=scale. This specific epithet refers to its cheek(gena=cheek) hair(barbis=hair).
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Size 356mm or 14" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionUpper Amazon Basin.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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Temperature23.0-27.0°C or 73.4-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
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ReferencesHist. Nat. Poiss.v. 15 - pp484 - Pl. 453
Registered Keepers(1) ColumbianChocolate, (2) plecomanpat, (3) Joeka, (4) Syno Rey, (5) Norbert (k: 2), (6) TheDoctor.

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Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2012 Jul 12 22:28 (species record created: 2001 May 02 00:00)