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Scientific NamePseudolithoxus dumus  (Armbruster & Provenzano, 2000)
Common NamesL244, Black Spotted Orinoco-Ancistrus (Germany)
Type LocalityRío Orinoco, backwater behind sand playa ca. 0.5 hr upstream from Isla Temblador, 3°04'N, 66°28'W, Estado Amazonas, Venezuela.
Pronunciationsue doh lith ox uss.
EtymologyGreek, pseudes = false + Greek, lithos = stone + Greek, oxys = sharp. 
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Size 101mm or 4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationBody color light with large, black spots at least anteriorly; spots may combine posteriorly to form bars. Tips of dorsal and caudal spines with light orange to cream-colored spots. Lateral line plates 24-25; dorsal plates 6-9; interdorsal plates 6-7; adipose-caudal plates 6-7; folded dorsal fin plates 11-14; and postanal plates 11-13
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DistributionSouth America: Orinoco Basin, upper and Casiquiare River basins
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Upper Negro, Casiquiare (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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Temperature23.0-26.0°C or 73.4-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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BreedingThe first species in the genus to be bred in captivity (2011). Is a square pipe spawner, preferring open ended narrow spaces to a closed-end cave. Male guards egg clutch, free swimming fry are straightforward to feed on prepared foods as soon as their yolk sac is completely consumed.
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ReferencesIchthyol. Explor. Freshwaters v. 11 (no. 3) 246 Fig. 3
Registered Keepers(1) Tuti, (2) Dave Rinaldo, (3) Yann (k: 3), (4) lizimal, who also notes: "Dec 08, one fish vanished without a trace.", (5) L-ko (k: 6), (6) Lightbringer (k: 2), (7) Martin S (p: 2, k: 2), who also notes: "Feeds on cucumber and courgette. Also feeds on bloodworm pellets and tablet food.", "More active with two specimens. They are often both out, or at least visible. They do not seem overly tolerant of each other. There is a variation in colour too.", (8) prairiefire (k: 14), (9) Torb (k: 2), (10) alsvidur, (11) plecomanpat, (12) smitty (k: 3), who also notes: "Very nice and active pleco. Picked up a 3rd one on 8/22/11 from Captain Nemo's", (13) jimoo (k: 3), (14) a-401, (15) mdwflyer, (16) PlecosAndLoaches, (17) Mol_PMB (k: 3), who also notes: "Hoping to breed this group of 3.", (18) A 401, (19) TigerPleco2014, (20) Jost (k: 10), (21) rizla75.

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Breeding ReportsNone.
Articles
Article - CotM 2013 January
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Last Update2013 Jan 07 22:31 (species record created: 2002 Oct 15 00:00)