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Scientific Name Ancistrus shuar  Provenzano & Barriga-Salazar, 2018
Common Name
Type Locality Kushapukus River, tributary of the Santiago River, 5 km W of the military post Santiago, Morona-Santiago Province, Ecuador, approximately 03°02'13"S, 78°01'55"W.
Pronunciation an SISS truss
Etymology The name Ancistrus is derived from the Greek word agkistron, meaning hook, in reference to the interopercular odontodes that are hooked. 
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Identification Mature males and sometimes females have soft tentacles (bushy fleshy growths) on the snout - this is unique to the genus Ancistrus.
Sexing 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.
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Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Upper Marañón, Santiago (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Feeding 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.
Compatibility 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.
Suggested Tankmates Appropriate with most community fish that aren't overly big or aggressive.
Breeding All Ancistrus species are cave-breeders, where the male looks after the eggs and young fry.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa 4527 (no. 2), pp 213, Figs. 1, 2, 3D, 4, 11A.
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Last Update 2019 Nov 06 12:19 (species record created: 2019 Nov 06 12:18)