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Scientific Name Pseudancistrus corantijniensis  de Chambrier & Montoya-Burgos, 2008
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Type Locality Corantijn River at Kaw Falls, 4°59'48.3''N, 57°37'49.5''W, Corantijn River drainage, Sipaliwini District, Suriname.
Etymology Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, agkistron = hook or barb. "False Ancistrus", meaning that it is like an Ancistrus, but yet not quite. 
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Size 179mm or 7" 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.
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Distribution South America: Suriname. Known from middle and lower Corantijn River.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Corintijns (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa No. 1918, pp 47, Figs. 1-2, 3 (lower right).
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 03:04 (species record created: 2009 Jan 25 05:17)