Pseudancistrus niger (Norman, 1926)
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Family:  Loricariidae (Armored catfishes), subfamily: Ancistrinae
Max. size:  15.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  South America: Oyapock River basin, French Guiana.
Biology:  Not so frequently occurring. Caught in rapid zones where Pseudancistrus barbatus lives although nothing is known of the ecological relationship between the two species. The odontodes on the extreme end of its snout and its pectoral spines are very well developed (Ref. 35381).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 29.09.98
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 16.03.05

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