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Scientific Name Dekeyseria amazonica  Rapp Py-Daniel, 1985
Common Name
Type Locality Janauacá [Janavacá] complex, Manaquiri, Rio Solimões, Amazonas, Brazil.
Pronunciation dee key SEAR ee ah
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Size 178mm or 7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Similar to Lasiancistrus but broader when viewed from above especially in larger adults. Striped species of Dekeyseria were placed in Zonancistrus but because this was only based on colouration, they are more commonly placed with the non-striped species in Dekeyseria.
Sexing Mature males have substantial odontodes both on the thick pectoral ray and the posterior part of the body. The male also have a broader head than the female.
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Distribution South America: mainly Solimões River basin and also in the middle and lower Amazon River basin, Brazil.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Narrow (height) cave breeders.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Amazoniana v. 9 (no. 2), pp 180, Figs. 2, 4-7.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 26 06:31 (species record created: 2011 Sep 23 05:19)