Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Loricariidae
(Armored catfishes) > Ancistrinae
Etymology: Pseudancistrus: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, agkistron = hook (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Heitmans, Nijssen & Isbrücker.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 6.1 - 6.2. Tropical; 25°C - 26°C (Ref. 90183)
South America: Oyapock River basin, French Guiana.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36713)
The smallest among the Guianese Lasiancistrus since it hardly reaches 10 cm TL. Prefers the rapid zones where the depth is shallow, the substrate is rocky and the illumination is moderate. Found in association with Lasiancistrus brevispinis, Cteniloricaria fowleri, Ancistrus aff. temminckii and Genicichla ternetzi. Its small size, odd shape and bright coloration make this species especially interesting for aquarists (Ref. 35381).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Armbruster, J.W., 2004. Pseudancistrus sidereus, a new species from southern Venezuela (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) with a redescription of Pseudancistrus. Zootaxa 628:1-15. (Ref. 53269)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00476 - 0.02768), b=3.06 (2.84 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .