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

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ancistrus abilhoai South America 10.6 SL 2009
Ancistrus agostinhoi South America 9.6 SL 2009
Ancistrus aguaboensis South America 6.7 SL 2001
Ancistrus bodenhameri South America 11.4 SL 1944
Ancistrus bolivianus South America 8.8 SL 1915
Ancistrus brevifilis South America 11.8 SL 1920
Ancistrus brevipinnis South America 10.7 SL 1904
Ancistrus bufonius South America 11.5 SL 1840
Ancistrus caucanus South America 5.2 SL 1943
Ancistrus centrolepis South America 18.4 SL 1913
Ancistrus chagresi Central America 19.5 SL 1889
Ancistrus cirrhosus Jumbie teta South America 8.9 SL 1836
Ancistrus claro South America 6.6 SL 1999
Ancistrus clementinae South America 10.2 SL 1937
Ancistrus cryptophthalmus South America 6 SL 1987
Ancistrus cuiabae South America 11.5 SL 1999
Ancistrus damasceni South America 6.5 SL 1907
Ancistrus dolichopterus Bushymouth catfish South America 11.8 SL 1854
Ancistrus dubius South America 12.6 SL 1889
Ancistrus erinaceus South America. 7.5 SL 1840
Ancistrus eustictus South America 18 SL 1945
Ancistrus falconensis South America 2010
Ancistrus formoso South America 7.9 SL 1997
Ancistrus fulvus South America 8.8 SL 1929
Ancistrus galani South America 5.6 SL 1994
Ancistrus greeni South America 6.5 TL 2001
Ancistrus gymnorhynchus South America 14.2 SL 1854
Ancistrus heterorhynchus South America 6.3 SL 1912
Ancistrus hoplogenys South America 15.8 SL 1864
Ancistrus jataiensis South America 5.4 SL 2005
Ancistrus jelskii South America 8 TL 1876
Ancistrus latifrons South America 15.4 SL 1869
Ancistrus leucostictus South America 10 SL 1864
Ancistrus lineolatus South America 9 SL 1943
Ancistrus lithurgicus South America 13.2 SL 1912
Ancistrus macrophthalmus South America 7.9 SL 1912
Ancistrus maculatus South America 11.8 SL 1881
Ancistrus malacops South America 7.7 SL 1872
Ancistrus maracasae Central America 8.3 SL 1946
Ancistrus marcapatae South America 12.4 TL 1904
Ancistrus martini South America 8.9 SL 1944
Ancistrus mattogrossensis South America 1912
Ancistrus maximus South America, Brazil 20.1 SL 2015
Ancistrus megalostomus South America 8.3 SL 1924
Ancistrus minutus South America 5.7 SL 2001
Ancistrus montanus South America 9.2 SL 1904
Ancistrus mullerae South America 12.5 SL 2009
Ancistrus multispinis South America 14.2 SL 1912
Ancistrus nudiceps South America 7.9 SL 1849
Ancistrus occidentalis South America 8.6 SL 1904
Ancistrus occloi South America 11.6 SL 1928
Ancistrus parecis South America 6.0 SL 2005
Ancistrus pirareta South America 15.6 SL 1989
Ancistrus piriformis South America 8.3 SL 1989
Ancistrus ranunculus South America 19.5 TL 1994
Ancistrus reisi South America 6.1 SL 2005
Ancistrus salgadae South America 2 SL 1941
Ancistrus sericeus South America 5 SL 1872
Ancistrus spinosus Central America 17.6 SL 1916
Ancistrus stigmaticus South America 15.2 SL 1889
Ancistrus tamboensis South America 8.2 SL 1945
Ancistrus taunayi South America 11.9 SL 1918
Ancistrus temminckii South America 9.8 SL 1840
Ancistrus tolima South America 7.7 SL 2013
Ancistrus tombador South America 6.3 SL 2005
Ancistrus trinitatis Central America 1864
Ancistrus triradiatus South America 9.2 SL 1918
Ancistrus variolus South America 4.8 SL 1872
Ancistrus verecundus South America 5.5 SL 2005
Ancistrus vericaucanus South America 7.2 SL 2013



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