Snout length/head length ratio 55.5–65.3%; head-eye
length/snout length 53.9–72.1% in specimens
greater than 60 mm SL; dark spots on fins relatively
small, forming 6–9 irregular bands on the caudal
fin and 7–9 spots along the pectoral-fin spine.
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.
Reproduction: As per the Ancistrus
family in neutral to mildly alkaline water. Will spawn
in caves/pipes and the eggs are yellow, large, and
can number to about 40 in a good spawning.
Ancistrus triradiatus martini
Zulia River basin in the Catatumbo River drainage,
Lake Maracaibo drainage, Venezuela. Type
locality: Río Táchira, 7 km.
north of San Antonio, Catatumbo system; Venezuela.
Donald C Taphorn, Jonathan
W Armbruster, Francisco Villa-Navarro, C Keith Ray.
Trans-Andean Ancistrus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae).
Zootaxa 2013 ;3641:343-70.
Froese, R. and D. Pauly.
Editors. 2016. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic
publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 10/2016 ).