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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae Armored catfishes
Subfamily: Ancistrinae
Genus: Ancistrus

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66 species (see list below)

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South America
Max. Length 10.6 cm SL

 
Ancistrus abilhoai
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No picture found
South America
Max. Length 9.6 cm SL

 
Ancistrus agostinhoi
[]

Photo by Fisch-Muller, S.

South America
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Ancistrus aguaboensis Fisch-Muller, Mazzoni & Weber, 2001

Photo by Fisch-Muller, S.
 
Ancistrus aguaboensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 11.4 cm SL

 
Ancistrus bodenhameri
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Ancistrus bolivianus
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

South America
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL
Ancistrus brevifilis Eigenmann, 1920

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Ancistrus brevifilis
[]

Photo by Becker, F.G.

South America
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Ancistrus brevipinnis (Regan, 1904)

Photo by Becker, F.G.
 
Ancistrus brevipinnis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL

 
Ancistrus bufonius
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Ancistrus caucanus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 18.4 cm SL

 
Ancistrus centrolepis
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No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 19.5 cm SL

 
Ancistrus chagresi
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 8.9 cm SL

 
Ancistrus cirrhosus
[Jumbie teta]

Photo by JJPhoto

South America
Max. Length 6.6 cm SL
Ancistrus claro Knaack, 1999

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Ancistrus claro
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 10.2 cm SL

 
Ancistrus clementinae
[]

Photo by Sazima, I.

South America
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Ancistrus cryptophthalmus Reis, 1987

Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Ancistrus cryptophthalmus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL

 
Ancistrus cuiabae
[]

Photo by Ramos, T.P.A.

South America
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Ancistrus damasceni (Steindachner, 1907)

Photo by Ramos, T.P.A.
 
Ancistrus damasceni
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

South America
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL
Ancistrus dolichopterus Kner, 1854

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Ancistrus dolichopterus
[Bushymouth catfish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 12.6 cm SL

 
Ancistrus dubius
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No picture found
South America.
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL

 
Ancistrus erinaceus
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No picture found
South America
Max. Length 18 cm SL

 
Ancistrus eustictus
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No picture found
South America

 
Ancistrus falconensis
[]

Photo by Sazima, I.

South America
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL
Ancistrus formoso Sabino & Trajano, 1997

Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Ancistrus formoso
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No picture found
South America
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Ancistrus fulvus
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No picture found
South America
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL

 
Ancistrus galani
[]

Photo by Asociacion Acuaristas de Venezuela (AAV)

South America
Max. Length 14.2 cm SL
Ancistrus gymnorhynchus Kner, 1854

Photo by Asociacion Acuaristas de Venezuela (AAV)
 
Ancistrus gymnorhynchus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Ancistrus heterorhynchus
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

South America
Max. Length 15.8 cm SL
Ancistrus hoplogenys (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Ancistrus hoplogenys
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No picture found
South America
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL

 
Ancistrus jataiensis
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No picture found
South America
Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Ancistrus jelskii
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No picture found
South America
Max. Length 15.4 cm SL

 
Ancistrus latifrons
[]

Photo by Zabawski, A.

South America
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Ancistrus leucostictus (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Zabawski, A.
 
Ancistrus leucostictus
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No picture found
South America
Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Ancistrus lineolatus
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No picture found
South America
Max. Length 13.2 cm SL

 
Ancistrus lithurgicus
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

South America
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL
Ancistrus macrophthalmus (Pellegrin, 1912)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Ancistrus macrophthalmus
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No picture found
South America
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL

 
Ancistrus maculatus
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No picture found
South America
Max. Length 7.7 cm SL

 
Ancistrus malacops
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No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL

 
Ancistrus maracasae
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No picture found
South America
Max. Length 8.9 cm SL

 
Ancistrus martini
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No picture found
South America

 
Ancistrus mattogrossensis
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No picture found
South America
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL

 
Ancistrus megalostomus
[]

Photo by Fisch-Muller, S.

South America
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL
Ancistrus minutus Fisch-Muller, Mazzoni & Weber, 2001

Photo by Fisch-Muller, S.
 
Ancistrus minutus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 9.2 cm SL

 
Ancistrus montanus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 12.5 cm SL

 
Ancistrus mullerae
[]

Photo by Vitule, JRS

South America
Max. Length 14.2 cm SL
Ancistrus multispinis (Regan, 1912)

Photo by Vitule, JRS
 
Ancistrus multispinis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL

 
Ancistrus nudiceps
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No picture found
South America
Max. Length 8.6 cm SL

 
Ancistrus occidentalis
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No picture found
South America
Max. Length 11.6 cm SL

 
Ancistrus occloi
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No picture found
South America
Max. Length 5.9 cm SL

 
Ancistrus parecis
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

South America
Max. Length 15.6 cm SL
Ancistrus pirareta Muller, 1989

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Ancistrus pirareta
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL

 
Ancistrus piriformis
[]

Photo by Jinkings, K.

South America
Max. Length 12.9 cm SL
Ancistrus ranunculus Muller, Rapp Py-Daniel & Zuanon, 1994

Photo by Jinkings, K.
 
Ancistrus ranunculus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL

 
Ancistrus reisi
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No picture found
South America
Max. Length 2 cm SL

 
Ancistrus salgadae
[]

Photo by Brown, C.

Central America
Max. Length 17.6 cm SL
Ancistrus spinosus Meek & Hildebrand, 1916

Photo by Brown, C.
 
Ancistrus spinosus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 15.2 cm SL

 
Ancistrus stigmaticus
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

South America
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL
Ancistrus tamboensis Fowler, 1945

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Ancistrus tamboensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 11.9 cm SL

 
Ancistrus taunayi
[]

Photo by Jinkings, K.

South America
Max. Length 9.8 cm SL
Ancistrus temminckii (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Jinkings, K.
 
Ancistrus temminckii
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No picture found
South America
Max. Length 7.7 cm SL

 
Ancistrus tolima
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No picture found
South America
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Ancistrus tombador
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No picture found
Central America

 
Ancistrus trinitatis
[]

Photo by Landines, M.

South America
Max. Length 9.2 cm SL
Ancistrus triradiatus Eigenmann, 1918

Photo by Landines, M.
 
Ancistrus triradiatus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 4.8 cm SL

 
Ancistrus variolus
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No picture found
South America
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Ancistrus verecundus
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No picture found
South America
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Ancistrus vericaucanus
[]
66 Species of Family Loricariidae with Genus Ancistrus
(Armored catfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
2009 Ancistrus abilhoai South America 10.6 SL
2009 Ancistrus agostinhoi South America 9.6 SL
2001 Ancistrus aguaboensis South America 6.7 SL
1944 Ancistrus bodenhameri South America 11.4 SL
1915 Ancistrus bolivianus South America 8.8 SL
1920 Ancistrus brevifilis South America 11.8 SL
1904 Ancistrus brevipinnis South America 8 SL
1840 Ancistrus bufonius South America 11.5 SL
1943 Ancistrus caucanus South America 5.2 SL
1913 Ancistrus centrolepis South America 18.4 SL
1889 Ancistrus chagresi Central America 19.5 SL
1836 Ancistrus cirrhosus Jumbie teta South America 8.9 SL
1999 Ancistrus claro South America 6.6 SL
1937 Ancistrus clementinae South America 10.2 SL
1987 Ancistrus cryptophthalmus South America 6 SL
1999 Ancistrus cuiabae South America 11.5 SL
1907 Ancistrus damasceni South America 6.5 SL
1854 Ancistrus dolichopterus Bushymouth catfish South America 11.8 SL
1889 Ancistrus dubius South America 12.6 SL
1840 Ancistrus erinaceus South America. 7.5 SL
1945 Ancistrus eustictus South America 18 SL
2010 Ancistrus falconensis South America
1997 Ancistrus formoso South America 7.9 SL
1929 Ancistrus fulvus South America 8.8 SL
1994 Ancistrus galani South America 5.6 SL
1854 Ancistrus gymnorhynchus South America 14.2 SL
1912 Ancistrus heterorhynchus South America 6.3 SL
1864 Ancistrus hoplogenys South America 15.8 SL
2005 Ancistrus jataiensis South America 5.4 SL
1876 Ancistrus jelskii South America 8 TL
1869 Ancistrus latifrons South America 15.4 SL
1864 Ancistrus leucostictus South America 10 SL
1943 Ancistrus lineolatus South America 9 SL
1912 Ancistrus lithurgicus South America 13.2 SL
1912 Ancistrus macrophthalmus South America 7.9 SL
1881 Ancistrus maculatus South America 11.8 SL
1872 Ancistrus malacops South America 7.7 SL
1946 Ancistrus maracasae Central America 8.3 SL
1944 Ancistrus martini South America 8.9 SL
1912 Ancistrus mattogrossensis South America
1924 Ancistrus megalostomus South America 8.3 SL
2001 Ancistrus minutus South America 5.7 SL
1904 Ancistrus montanus South America 9.2 SL
2009 Ancistrus mullerae South America 12.5 SL
1912 Ancistrus multispinis South America 14.2 SL
1849 Ancistrus nudiceps South America 7.9 SL
1904 Ancistrus occidentalis South America 8.6 SL
1928 Ancistrus occloi South America 11.6 SL
2005 Ancistrus parecis South America 5.9 SL
1989 Ancistrus pirareta South America 15.6 SL
1989 Ancistrus piriformis South America 8.3 SL
1994 Ancistrus ranunculus South America 12.9 SL
2005 Ancistrus reisi South America 6.1 SL
1941 Ancistrus salgadae South America 2 SL
1916 Ancistrus spinosus Central America 17.6 SL
1889 Ancistrus stigmaticus South America 15.2 SL
1945 Ancistrus tamboensis South America 8.2 SL
1918 Ancistrus taunayi South America 11.9 SL
1840 Ancistrus temminckii South America 9.8 SL
2013 Ancistrus tolima South America 7.7 SL
2005 Ancistrus tombador South America 6.3 SL
1864 Ancistrus trinitatis Central America
1918 Ancistrus triradiatus South America 9.2 SL
1872 Ancistrus variolus South America 4.8 SL
2005 Ancistrus verecundus South America 5.5 SL
2013 Ancistrus vericaucanus South America 7.2 SL



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