|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Dolichancistrus fuesslii (Steindachner, 1911)|
|Common Names||L225, Big White Spot Rubbernose Pleco
L442, Big White Spot Bulldog Pleco
|Type Locality||Sosomoco, Colombia, elevation 800 meters.|
|Synonym(s)||Ancistrus fuesslii, Lasiancistrus fuesslii|
|Pronunciation||dolly can SISS truss|
|Etymology||Greek, dolichos = long + Greek, agkistron = hook - meaning "Long Ancistrus".|
|Size||131mm or 5.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Dolichancistrus is similar to Leptoancistrus, Cordylancistrus and Chaetostoma. Dolichancistrus is differentiated from Leptoancistrus by the presence of the adipose and anal fins (vs. their absence); from Cordylancistrus and Chaetostoma by the presence of pectoral-fin spines in mature males longer than those in adult females and immatures of both sexes (vs. the pectoral spines of equal length in both sexes); and from most species of Chaetostoma in having a plated snout (vs. naked). Dolichancistrus differs from Chaetostoma platyrhynchus in having the hyperthrophied cheek odontodes evertible to more than 90º (vs. evertible only to approximately 30-40º) and in bearing hyperthrophied cheek odontodes that are distally recurved (vs. odontodes straight along their entire length).
This species sports large white spots which become more widely spaced with age.
|General Remarks||L 442 is known from the Río Meta drainage in the area of Villavicencio. L225 is only recorded as "Colombia".|
|Distribution||South America: Colombia.
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Meta (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|Breeding||Unreported in the aquarium.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Anzeiger der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Klasse v. 48 (no. 17) (for 6 July 1911), pp 373.|
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|Last Update||2020 Oct 28 16:18 (species record created: 2009 May 03 10:21)|