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Scientific Name Ancistrini sp. (L172)   
Common Name L172
Pronunciation an SISS tree nee
Etymology The ancistrini is a tribe of the subfamily hypostominae. At one time it was a subfamily, ancistrinae, but currently sits a little lower in the scheme of things. It's used here mostly for l-numbers that can't be placed into a currently valid genus. They may, for example, exhibit traits that places it halfway between two established genera or have features common to two genera that were previously thought to be unique. 
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Size 200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification A very rare species, if you see a similar fish labeled as L172 for sale, they are virtually always L048.
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Distribution Xingu River near Belo Monte.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Last Update 2013 Jan 06 17:00 (species record created: 2006 Aug 03 00:00)