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Scientific Name Pseudancistrus guentheri  (Regan, 1904)
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Type Locality Guyana.
Synonym(s) Ancistrus guentheri
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 100mm or 3.9" 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: unknown locality in Guyana.
Guyana Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Transactions of the Zoological Society of London v. 17 (pt 3, no. 1)
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Last Update 2011 Jul 06 14:59 (species record created: 2011 Jan 30 13:15)