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Scientific Name Pseudancistrus coquenani  (Steindachner, 1915)
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Type Locality Río Coquenan, 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 81mm or 3.2" 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.
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Distribution South America: Kukenan River basin in upper Caroni River drainage, Venezuela.
IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2017.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse. v. 93, pp 90 [76], Pl. 11 (figs. 3-5).
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Last Update 2020 Oct 25 01:06 (species record created: 2019 Aug 29 18:34)