Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal soft rays: 3 - 4.
The absence of enlarged clusters of odontodes (keels)
at posteromedial apex of most lateral body plates
(vs. presence of odontode clusters, A. platycephalus).
Colouration: Andeancistrus eschwartzae
is distinguished from its only congener, A.
by possessing a black to dark grey base colour of
head and body (vs. light grey), irregularly shaped
round to vermiculate yellow-gold spots smaller than
half naris diameter evenly distributed across head,
lateral and dorsal surfaces of body and fin rays (vs.
white to blue uniformly round spots), Entomology:
Genus name: Andeancistrus, derived
from 'Andean', a reference to the mountains from which
this genus originates, and 'ancistrus', a root name
for many Hypostominae genera that have clusters of
enlarged evertible cheek odontodes. Specific name:
eschwartzae: Named for Ms. Eugenia Schwartz,
an artist and benefactor whose generous support through
the Coypu Foundation made this research possible.
Amundalo River, Pastaza River drainage in Ecuador.
Type locality: Morona-Santiago Province,
Palora Canton, Sangay Sector, Pastaza River drainage,
Amundalo River 10.3 km WSW of Palora, Ecuador, 1°44'54.90''S,
78°02'39.78''W, elevation 953 meters.
14.5cm. TL. (5¾ins)
Froese, R. and D. Pauly.
Editors. 2021. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic
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2015. Two new Chaetostoma group (Loricariidae: Hypostominae)
sister genera from opposite sides of the Andes Mountains
in Ecuador, with description of one new species. Copeia