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Scientific Name Pseudancistrus sp. (L056)   
Common Names L056, Black Gudgeon Pleco
Sort Kutlingesugemalle (Denmark)
Etymology Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, agkistron = hook or barb. "False Ancistrus", meaning that it is like an Ancistrus, but yet not quite. 
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Size 130mm or 5.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Pseudancistrus is the only genus of the Ancistrini (former Ancistrinae) that lacks evertible cheek plates. Because of this characteristic, it has at times been placed in the Hypostominae.

L056 is rarely exported, however, the L-number L056 is seen for sale and is incorrectly identified. In these cases, the fish being sold is Parancistrus aurantiacus. This stems from a misidentification in the Aqualog L-number book in the mid-1990s.
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Distribution South America: Brazil, Amapa, Rio Araguari.
Amapa State Waters, Araguari (Amapa) (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Last Update 2023 Feb 16 06:42 (species record created: 2004 May 15 00:00)