Ancistrus Aguaboensis L032 3-4″
The name Ancistrus is derived from the Greek word agkistron, meaning hook, in reference to the interopercular odontodes that are hooked. Named for córrego Água Boa in the Upper Tocatins River Basin, Brazil where this species was found
|100mm (3.9″) SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Mature males and sometimes females have soft tentacles (bushy fleshy growths) on the snout – this is unique to the genus Ancistrus.
To date this species is known solely from the photograph taken by Rainer Stawikowski, which evidently shows a female. It was collected from the lower Rio Araguaia, Pará State and Rio Tocantins. The striking feature of the species is the transparent fin membranes of both the dorsal and caudal fins. Pigment is only shown in the fin rays, which are black with white points.
|Sexing||Males have large obvious head tentacles, in females they are either very small or non-existent.