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Ancistrus nudiceps (Müller & Troschel, 1849)

Image contributors to this species:

Donald Taphorn (4)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = Species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Search Google  All Catfish Species Inventory
 

Relevant Information:

First listed as L304 in the German DATZ magazine of February 2002. Typical Ancistrus shape with both sexes sporting bristles to the head area with the male having the larger and more impressive tentacles. Aquarium Care: Quite an easy species to keep as long as there is adequate aeration in the aquarium and giving them a choice of pipes, stones or rockwork. Breeding: As per the Ancistrus family in neutral to mildly alkaline water. Will spawn in caves/pipes.

Common Name:

L304

Synonyms:

Hypostomus nudiceps

Family:

Loricariidae

Distribution:

South America: Takutu River basin in upper Branco River drainage, Guyana. Type locality: dem Takutu, Britisch Guiana

Size:

14.0cm. (5½ins)

Temp:

24-28°c (75-83°f.)

p.H.

6.0-7.5.

Reference:

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.
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2018.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 06/2018 )
Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p

 

 

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