Ancistrus aguaboensis Fisch-Muller, Mazzoni & Weber, 2001
photo by Fisch-Muller, S.

Family:  Loricariidae (Armored catfishes), subfamily: Hypostominae
Max. size:  6.7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  South America: Upper Tocantins River basin.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1-1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 4-4; Vertebrae: 28-28. A small species with very depressed, wide body; short dorsal fin (3.6-4.1 times in SL); wide mouth; a small area of supraoccipital plate often depressed, slightly granular or without odontodes; exposed part of nuchal plate minute or totally covered by skin; dorsal and fins brownish with numerous small whitish spots, lips and belly yellowish, totally or mostly unpigmented. Dermal plates along dorsal-fin base 6-7. Short interdorsal distance, 5.1-5.5 times in SL.
Biology:  Occurs in an area characterized by riffles with predominantly rocky substratum with some gravel and sand.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 14.11.01
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 14.01.02

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