|Cat-eLog Data Sheet
|Ancistrus luzia Neuhaus, Britto, Birindelli & Sousa, 2022
|L159, Jungleantennesugemalle (Denmark)
|Unknown stream next to bridge on road about 8 km from the road BR-163, rio Teles Pires basin, Guarantã do Norte, Mato Grosso, Brazil, 09°47'15"S, 54°57'33"W.
|an SISS truss
|The name Ancistrus is derived from the Greek word agkistron, meaning hook, in reference to the interopercular odontodes that are hooked.
|100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
|Mature males and sometimes females have soft tentacles (bushy fleshy growths) on the snout - this is unique to the genus Ancistrus.
|Males develop soft tentacles on the head and while sometimes females also do, it is never to the grand extent of those found on that of the conspecific male.
|Exported from the Rio Xingu, Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category
|Ancistrus should be fed mainly on vegetarian foods. Prepared foods include algae wafers and spirulina based sinking food. Vegetables such as courgette/zucchini, and (English) cucumber are an excellent addition to the diet, along with the odd, small amount of more meaty foods. User data.
|A good complement to most aquariums, they are not aggressive to other species. Males may fight over territory if kept in too small a tank.
|Appropriate with most community fish that aren't overly big or aggressive.
|There are 2 breeding reports, read them all here.
|Neotropical Ichthyology v. 20 (no. 1): e210129, pp 3, Figs. 1-7.
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|2022 Aug 14 06:19 (species record created: 2006 Dec 29 10:49)