Ancistrus dolichopterus Kner, 1854
Bushymouth catfish
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Family:  Loricariidae (Armored catfishes), subfamily: Ancistrinae
Max. size:  11.8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; pH range: 6 - 8; dH range: 5 - 19
Distribution:  South America: upper and middle Brazilian Amazon River basin and from the Negro, lower Trombetas, Tefé, Madeira and Tapajós River basins.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Aquarium keeping: feeds on plants and roots; minimum aquarium size 80 cm (Ref. 51539).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2007 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 10.08.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Fisch-Muller, Sonia - 01.07.04

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