The genera Ancistomus
has been reserected again on the latest paper by Armbruster
et al. (2015). Peckoltia feldbergae, Hemiancistrus
micrommatos, Ancistrus snethlageae,
Hemiancistrus spilomma, and Hemiancistrus
spinosissimus have all been transfered into this
genus. The former name of Hemiancistrus
spilomma is now moved into Ancistomus.
Reproduction: This is a cave spawner.
Males have odontodes to their hard pectoral fin rays
and also to the rear part of their body. They also
posses a broader head from the females. Females are
noticicably wider in the girth and do not possess
the odotodes of the male. Aquarium Care:
Peaceful inhabitants of an aquarium. Diet:
Omnivore; vegetarian food, tablets and pellets, insect
larvae, zooplankton and soft wood.
Brazil, Rio Jaciparana (Rondônia).
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p. suedamerikafans.de