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Ancistomus wernekei Armbruster & Lujan 2016  

Image contributors to this species:

Ivor Hilton (1) Elko Kinlechner (5) Tony Salter (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

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Relevant Information:

The genera Ancistomus has been reserected again on the latest paper by Armbruster et al. (2015). Peckoltia feldbergae, Hemiancistrus micrommatos, Ancistrus snethlageae, Hemiancistrus spilomma, and Hemiancistrus spinosissimus have all been transfered into this genus.The former name of Hemiancistrus spilomma is now moved into Ancistomus. Aquarium care: Peacfull inhabitants of an aquarium. Sexual Differences: Males have odontodes to their hard pectoral fin rays and also to the rear part of their body. They also posses a broader head from the females. Females are noticicably wider in the girth and do not possess the odotodes of the male. Breeding: This is a cave spawner. Diet: Omnivore; vegetarian food, tablets and pellets, insect larvae, zooplankton and soft wood. Remarks: Formerly Ancistomus sp. L243 but as of 2016 described as Peckoltia wernekei by Armbruster & Lujan but this name has not been excepted in some quarters and the Ancistomus genera is still being used.

Common Name:

Banded pleco, L243, LDA086






Venezuela: Rio Orionoco bei Minicia, Rio Ventuari (Amazonas)


20cm. (8ins)


25-29°c (77-85°f.)




Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p
Armbruster JW, Lujan NK (2016) A new species of Peckoltia from the Upper Orinoco (Siluriformes, Loricariidae). ZooKeys 569: 105-121.  



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