This species occurs in the
Caquetá River basin, in the upper Japurá
River drainage, Colombia. A recent taxonomic revision
has increased its distribution significantly to include
much of the Amazon basin. Aquarium Care:
Relatively easy to keep but large males may tend to
be territorial. Sexual Differences:
Males have longer pectoral fins and have a heavier
growth of odontodes behind the gill covers and on
the edges of the snout. Diet: Omnivore.
Pretty similar to the Ancistrus genera with
a vegetable diet. Will also take tablets/wafers, fine
live and frozen foods.
Throughout much of the Amazon basin and the upper
Orinoco and Essequibo River basins. Type locality:
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. 2017. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic
publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 09/2018 ).
Reis, R & Lima,
F. 2009. Lasiancistrus
schomburgkii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species