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Scientific Name Lithoxancistrus yekuana  (Lujan, Armbruster & Sabaj Pérez, 2007)
Common Name
Type Locality Río Ventuari, above Salto Tencua, 58 kilometers east-southeast of San Juan de Manapiare, 5°02'52"N, 65°36'57"W, Amazonas, Venezuela.
Synonym(s) Pseudancistrus yekuana
Etymology A reference to the Ye-Kuana, an indigenous people inhabiting the upper Rio Ventuari.
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Size 43mm or 1.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
General Remarks Sexually mature from a size of 35mm.
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Distribution Known only from the Rio Ventuari above Salto Tencua.
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco, Ventuari (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Other Parameters The original description notes that all specimens were captured using a cast net over torrential sheet flow over bedrock.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 18 (no. 2), pp 169, Fig. 5.
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Last Update 2020 Aug 08 10:20 (species record created: 2011 Sep 19 20:25)