Similar to Pseudancistrus
sp. (L122) but has a higher body and a more brownish
colouration. Colouration: H.
guahiborumcan can be separated from all other
Hemiancistrusand all Peckoltia except
braueriand P. P.
cavaticaby having an orange edge
to the dorsal and caudal fins.Aquarium Care:
Good aquarium habitants for a medium to large tank
and you can also house more than one species. They
like water movement in the aquarium. Diet:
Mainly a vegetarian diet but can also be fed tablet
foods and frozen and live foods such as mosquito larvae,
brine shrimp and shrimps. Etymology:
Named for the Guahibo, a tribe of people inhabiting
parts of southern Venezuela and western Colombia for
the help some members of the tribe provided in collecting
specimens in the upper Río Ventuari. Remarks:
Hemiancistrus is also known in some literature
as Ancistomus but is also similar to the
Peckoltia genera but has a longer body and
a naked ventral region.
L106, Spotted Orange Seam Pleco
Venezuela, middle and upper Orinoco River basin. Type
Locality: Venezuela, Amazonas, río
Ventuari at raudales Tencua 56 km ESE of San Juan
de Manapiare, 05.04968º, -065.62722º.
All L-Numbers Datz
Special. www.datze.de David C. Werneke, Jonathan
W. Armbruster, Nathan K. Lujan, and Donald C. Taphorn.
Hemiancistrus guahiborum, a new suckermouth
armored catfish from Southern Venezuela (Siluriformes:
Loricariidae) Neotropical Ichthyology, 3 (4):543-548,