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Scientific Name Pseudancistrus kwinti  Willink, Mol & Chernoff, 2010
Common Name
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.
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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.
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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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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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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.
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Reference Zootaxa No. 2332, pp 41, Figs. 1-2.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 03:29 (species record created: 2010 Jan 11 07:42)