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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hopliancistrus sp. (L422)|
|Common Names||L422, Central Hook Pleco |
Central Krogsugemalle (Denmark)
|Etymology||(Greek)Hoplon=Weapon + (Greek)agkistron=hook.|
|Identification||A key to the genus Hopliancistrus can be found here.
Male Hopliancistrus develop very stout recurved odontodes at the corners of the snout. The presence of three stout, strongly recurved odontodes in the cheek mass putatively separate Hopliancistrus from all other Ancistrini; however, the actual number of hypertrophied cheek odontodes is 1-16, with 1-5 of those being stout and recurved. The only other ancistrin that develops hypertrophied odontodes just in the corners of the snout is Lasiancistrus, but Lasiancistrus have the odontodes very thin, like long whiskers; also, Lasiancistrus has three rows of plates on the caudal peduncle vs. five in Hopliancistrus. (Adapted from Armbruster).
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|Last Update||2022 Jan 22 09:20 (species record created: 2009 Aug 22 08:26)|