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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Dolichancistrus pediculatus (Eigenmann, 1918)|
|Type Locality||Río Negro at Villavicencio, Colombia.|
|Pronunciation||dolly can SISS truss|
|Etymology||Greek, dolichos = long + Greek, agkistron = hook - meaning "Long Ancistrus".|
|Size||120mm or 4.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Dolichancistrus is similar to Leptoancistrus, Cordylancistrus and Chaetostoma. Dolichancistrus is differentiated from Leptoancistrus by the presence of the adipose and anal fins (vs. their absence); from Cordylancistrus and Chaetostoma by the presence of pectoral-fin spines in mature males longer than those in adult females and immatures of both sexes (vs. the pectoral spines of equal length in both sexes); and from most species of Chaetostoma in having a plated snout (vs. naked). Dolichancistrus differs from Chaetostoma platyrhynchus in having the hyperthrophied cheek odontodes evertible to more than 90º (vs. evertible only to approximately 30-40º) and in bearing hyperthrophied cheek odontodes that are distally recurved (vs. odontodes straight along their entire length).|
|Distribution||Upper Meta River basin, Colombia.
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Meta, Upper Meta (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society v. 56 (no. 7)|
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|Last Update||2012 Jan 15 05:53 (species record created: 2012 Jan 14 14:43)|