Hemiancistrus subviridis Werneke, Sabaj Pérez, Lujan & Armbruster, 2005
Hemiancistrus subviridis
photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.

Family:  Loricariidae (Armored catfishes), subfamily: Hypostominae
Max. size:  14.95 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: rio Orinoco and rio Casiquiare drainages in Venezuela.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7. Distinguished from all other ancistrins by coloration, lacking a connection between the dorsal and adipose fins and having less than 30 teeth per jaw ramus (Ref. 56038).
Biology:  Found most frequently in cracks and interstitial spaces of granitic rocks in flowing water (Ref. 56038).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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