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|Scientific Name||Ancistrus verecundus Fisch-Muller, Cardoso, da Silva & Bertaco, 2005|
|Type Locality||Vilhena, igarapé Piracolina, about 6 kilometers west of Vilhena, on road Br-364, upper rio Madeira basin, 12°43'33''S, 60°11'34''W, Rondônia, Brazil.|
|Pronunciation||an SISS truss|
|Etymology||The name Ancistrus is derived from the Greek word agkistron, meaning hook, in reference to the interopercular odontodes that are hooked. From Latin, verecundus, meaning bashful, modest, in allusion to the absence or reduced development of tentacles on the snout.|
|Size||55mm or 2.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Mature males and sometimes females have soft tentacles (bushy fleshy growths) on the snout - this is unique to the genus Ancistrus.
Per the original description, Ancistrus verecundus is easily distinguished from all congeners, except A. jataiensis, A. parecis, A. reisi, and A. tombador by the absence of an adipose fin which is replaced by a series of 3 to 5 median, unpaired platelets forming a low postdorsal ridge.
|Sexing||Males develop soft tentacles on the head.|
|Distribution||South America: Upper rio Madeira basin, Brazil.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Upper Madeira (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Feeding||Ancistrus should be fed mainly on vegetarian foods. Prepared foods include algae wafers and spirulina based sinking food. Vegetables such as courgette/zucchini, and (English) cucumber are an excellent addition to the diet, along with the odd, small amount of more meaty foods.|
|Compatibility||A good complement to most aquariums, they are not aggressive to other species. Males may fight over territory if kept in too small a tank.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Appropriate with most community fish that aren't overly big or aggressive.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||[Neotropical Ichthyology v. 3 (no. 4)|
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|Last Update||2013 Jan 10 09:36 (species record created: 2008 May 31 04:24)|