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Scientific Name Lithoxancistrus yekuana  Lujan, Armbruster, & Sabaj, 2007
Common Name
Type Locality Venezuela: Amazonas: Rio Ventuari, above Salto Tencua, 58 km ESE of San Juan de Manapiare (5 02' 52''N 65 36' 57''W)
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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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 Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters Vol. 18, No. 2, pp 163-174 June 2007.
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Last Update 2017 Feb 25 03:54 (species record created: 2011 Sep 19 20:25)