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  • Pseudancistrus sp. (L122)
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Scientific Name Pseudancistrus sp. (L122)   
Common Names L122, Spotted Orange Seam Pleco
Type Locality Venezuela
Etymology Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, agkistron = hook or barb. "False Ancistrus", meaning that it is like an Ancistrus, but yet not quite. 
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Size 150mm or 5.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Pseudancistrus is the only genus of the Ancistrini (former Ancistrinae) that lacks evertible cheek plates. Because of this characteristic, it has at times been placed in the Hypostominae.

Similar to L106, L122 has a flatter body shape.
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Distribution Venezuela, Amazonas, Puerto Ayacucho - upper Orinoco drainage.
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References DATZ 5/1993 pp280-281.
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Last Update 2006 Jan 02 00:00 (species record created: 2001 Oct 18 00:00)