|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pseudolithoxus anthrax (Armbruster & Provenzano, 2000)|
|Common Names||L235, Flyer Cat
|Type Locality||Río Orinoco backwater behind sand beach about 0.5 hr upstream from Isla Temblador, 3°04'N, 66°28'W, Estado Amazonas, Venezuela.|
|Pronunciation||sue doh lith ox uss. - anth racks|
|Etymology||Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, lithos = stone + Greek, oxys = sharp.|
|Size||150mm or 5.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||According to Armbruster, P. anthrax should have two dorsal spines and seven to eight branched dorsal rays; one anal spine and four branched anal rays; 24-26 lateral line plates; seven to eight dorsal plates; seven to eight adipose-caudal plates and 12-14 post-anal plates. The fish is usually dark grey or black with white spots.|
|Sexing||When comparing adults, males have much longer cheek bristles.|
|Distribution||South America: Upper and lower Orinoco tributaries, Caura and Aro rivers.
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Caura (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Aro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.2 - 7.0|
|Temperature||24.0-27.0°C or 75.2-80.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Tricky to acclimatize unless close attention is given to providing good water quality with plenty of oxygenation.|
|Feeding||Does well on commercial "algae" wafers but requires a meaty element to its diet (probably met by insect larvae in the wild). Newly imported specimens need such meaty food immediately to acclimatize properly.|
|Furniture||Plants are not necessary but are left unmolested if present. Prefers flat rock caves to all other forms of refuge.|
|Compatibility||Some what territorial. Defends chosen cave structure from all other plecos; ignores larger fish. Should have adequate space. Can be kept in a community tank if this is taken into account.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Best kept with other fish that like a good water current.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Armbuster, J. W. and F. Provenzano. 2000. Four new species of the suckermouth armored catfish genus Lasiancistrus (Loricariidae: Ancistrinae). Icthyol. Explor. Freshwaters, Vol. 11 No. 3: 241-254 7 figs, 2 tabs|
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|Last Update||2013 Jan 28 16:41 (species record created: 2001 Jun 14 00:00)|