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Ancistrus verecundus  Fisch-Muller, Cardoso, da Silva & Bertaco, 2005

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Loricariidae (Armored catfishes) > Ancistrinae
Etymology: Ancistrus: Greek, agkistron = hook (Ref. 45335);  verecundus: Name from Latin 'verecundus', meaning bashful, modest, in allusion to the absence or reduced development of tentacles on the snout.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: Upper rio Madeira basin, Brazil.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56914)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 4. This species is easily distinguished from all congeners, except A. jataiensis, A. parecis, A. reisi, and A. tombador by the absence of an adipose fin which is replaced by a series of 3 to 5 median, unpaired platelets forming a low postdorsal ridge. It also differs from all congeners in lacking an adipose fin, except for A. tombador, by the naked margin of snout broad and the reduced development of snout tentacles in both sexes (usually absent), and by the presence of two or more plates of the dorsal plate series between the end of the postdorsal ridge and the origin of the first dorsal procurrent caudal-fin (vs. one or none). This species is distinguished from A. tombador by the head depth at supraoccipital (17.9-19.3 vs. 15.6-16.9% SL), cleithral width (31.4-33.1 vs. 27.5-31.2% SL), interorbital width (15.9-16.8 vs. 12.7-15.1% SL), and by the base of the first anal-fin pterygiophore covered by skin (vs. exposed) (Ref. 56914).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Fisch-Muller, S., A.R. Cardoso, J.F.P. da Silva and V.A. Bertaco, 2005. Two new Amazonian species of armored catfishes (Siluriformes: Loricariidae): Ancistrus verecundus and Ancistrus parecis. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 3(4):525-532. (Ref. 56914)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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