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Scientific Name Pseudancistrus megacephalus  (Günther, 1868)
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Type Locality Probably Suriname.
Synonym(s) Chaetostomus macrops, Chaetostomus megacephalus, Hemiancistrus macrops
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 94mm or 3.7" 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.
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Distribution South America: Suriname.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo (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 Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 4) v. 1 (no. 6) (art. 56), pp 476.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 26 07:47 (species record created: 2013 Jan 13 17:14)