|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pseudancistrus kwinti Willink, Mol & Chernoff, 2010|
|Type Locality||Coppername River at base of Sidonkroetoe-val rapiids, Central Suriname Nature Reserve, 4°31'51''N, 56°30'56''W, Sipaliwini State, Suriname.|
|Etymology||Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, agkistron = hook or barb. "False Ancistrus", meaning that it is like an Ancistrus, but yet not quite. Named after the Kwinti people that live along the Copename River and traditionally fish in the area where this fish was found.|
|Size||96mm or 3.8" 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.
Pattern looks similar to some Peckoltia species. The shape of the mouth/teeth and eye-size should help identify the species. It is unlikely that this species enters the trade, based on it's restricted location, which is not commercially fished for the aquatic trade.
|Sexing||General for the genus is that the snout odontodes are longer in males.|
|Distribution||Known only from the Copename River drainage.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Coppename (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Furniture||Substrate in nature is rubble, boulders and cracked bedrock, with some Podostemaceae plants.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Zootaxa 2332: 40–48|
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|Last Update||2013 Apr 19 21:17 (species record created: 2010 Jan 11 07:42)|