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Scientific Name Pseudancistrus nigrescens  Eigenmann, 1912
Common Names L299, Headspotted Stream Pleco
Hovedplettet Strømsugemalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Amatuk, Guyana.
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 182mm or 7.2" 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: Upper Potaro River basin, Guyana.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo, Rupununi, Upper Rupununi (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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Reference Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum v. 5 (no. 1), pp 234, Fig. 35, Pl. 25 (fig. 2).
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Last Update 2022 Jan 21 11:19 (species record created: 2006 Jul 29 00:00)