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Ancistrus multispinis (Regan, 1912)

Image contributors to this species:

Caio Feltrin (1) Ingo Seidel (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Search Google  All Catfish Species Inventory    

Relevant Information:

Males have, as in this genera, bushy tentacles to the mouth area and the females have them very small. Aquarium Care: As with most of this genus it will do well in an aquarium where it will wipe out any algae. Diet: Feed vegetable foods such as lettuce, cucumber and courgette (zucchini). Will eat most aquarium fare. Breeding: Relatively easy to breed where the female will deposit her eggs in a confined space such as pipe work.

Common Name:



Hemiancistrus albocinctus, Peckoltia albocincta, Xenocara multispinis




South America: Atlantic coastal drainage of eastern Brazil, from Macacú River in the north to Maquiné River in the south. Type locality: Humboldt and Novo Rivers, Sta. Catherina, S. E. Brazil [restricted to Humboldt River, Rio Itapocú basin by lectotype designation].


14.0cm. (5½ins)


24-28°c (75-83°f.)




Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2016.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 10/2016 )
Fisch-Muller, S., 2003. Loricariidae-Ancistrinae (Armored catfishes). p. 373-400. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil.



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