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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae Armored catfishes
Subfamily: Ancistrinae
Genus: Ancistrus

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Max. Length 10.6 cm SL

 
Ancistrus abilhoai
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Max. Length 9.6 cm SL

 
Ancistrus agostinhoi
[]



South America
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Ancistrus aguaboensis Fisch-Muller, Mazzoni & Weber, 2001

Photo by Photo by Fisch-Muller, S.
 
Ancistrus aguaboensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.4 cm SL

 
Ancistrus bodenhameri
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Ancistrus bolivianus
[]



South America
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL
Ancistrus brevifilis Eigenmann, 1920

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Ancistrus brevifilis
[]



South America
Max. Length 10.7 cm SL
Ancistrus brevipinnis (Regan, 1904)

Photo by Photo by Becker, F.G.
 
Ancistrus brevipinnis
[]



South America
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL
Ancistrus bufonius (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Ancistrus bufonius
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Ancistrus caucanus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 18.4 cm SL

 
Ancistrus centrolepis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 19.5 cm SL

 
Ancistrus chagresi
[]



South America
Max. Length 8.9 cm SL
Ancistrus cirrhosus (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Ancistrus cirrhosus
[Jumbie teta]



South America
Max. Length 6.6 cm SL
Ancistrus claro Knaack, 1999

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Ancistrus claro
[]



South America
Max. Length 10.2 cm SL
Ancistrus clementinae Rendahl, 1937

Photo by Photo by Aguirre, W.
 
Ancistrus clementinae
[]



South America
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Ancistrus cryptophthalmus Reis, 1987

Photo by Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Ancistrus cryptophthalmus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.5 cm SL

 
Ancistrus cuiabae
[]



South America
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Ancistrus damasceni (Steindachner, 1907)

Photo by Photo by Ramos, T.P.A.
 
Ancistrus damasceni
[]



South America
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL
Ancistrus dolichopterus Kner, 1854

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Ancistrus dolichopterus
[Bushymouth catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.6 cm SL

 
Ancistrus dubius
[]



South America.
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Ancistrus erinaceus (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Ancistrus erinaceus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 18 cm SL

 
Ancistrus eustictus
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No picture found


 
Ancistrus falconensis
[]



South America
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL
Ancistrus formoso Sabino & Trajano, 1997

Photo by Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Ancistrus formoso
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Ancistrus fulvus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.6 cm SL

 
Ancistrus galani
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.5 cm TL

 
Ancistrus greeni
[]



South America
Max. Length 14.2 cm SL
Ancistrus gymnorhynchus Kner, 1854

Photo by Photo by Asociacion Acuaristas de Venezuela (AAV)
 
Ancistrus gymnorhynchus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Ancistrus heterorhynchus
[]



South America
Max. Length 15.8 cm SL
Ancistrus hoplogenys (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Ancistrus hoplogenys
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.4 cm SL

 
Ancistrus jataiensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Ancistrus jelskii
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.4 cm SL

 
Ancistrus latifrons
[]



South America
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Ancistrus leucostictus (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Ancistrus leucostictus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Ancistrus lineolatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.2 cm SL

 
Ancistrus lithurgicus
[]



South America
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL
Ancistrus macrophthalmus (Pellegrin, 1912)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Ancistrus macrophthalmus
[]
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Max. Length 11.8 cm SL

 
Ancistrus maculatus
[]
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Max. Length 7.7 cm SL

 
Ancistrus malacops
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.3 cm SL

 
Ancistrus maracasae
[]
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Max. Length 12.4 cm TL

 
Ancistrus marcapatae
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No picture found

Max. Length 8.9 cm SL

 
Ancistrus martini
[]
No picture found


 
Ancistrus mattogrossensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 20.1 cm SL

 
Ancistrus maximus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.3 cm SL

 
Ancistrus megalostomus
[]



South America
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL
Ancistrus minutus Fisch-Muller, Mazzoni & Weber, 2001

Photo by Photo by Fisch-Muller, S.
 
Ancistrus minutus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.2 cm SL

 
Ancistrus montanus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.5 cm SL

 
Ancistrus mullerae
[]



South America
Max. Length 14.2 cm SL
Ancistrus multispinis (Regan, 1912)

Photo by Photo by Vitule, JRS
 
Ancistrus multispinis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.9 cm SL

 
Ancistrus nudiceps
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.6 cm SL

 
Ancistrus occidentalis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.6 cm SL

 
Ancistrus occloi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.0 cm SL

 
Ancistrus parecis
[]



South America
Max. Length 15.6 cm SL
Ancistrus pirareta Muller, 1989

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Ancistrus pirareta
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.3 cm SL

 
Ancistrus piriformis
[]



South America
Max. Length 19.5 cm TL
Ancistrus ranunculus Muller, Rapp Py-Daniel & Zuanon, 1994

Photo by Photo by Jinkings, K.
 
Ancistrus ranunculus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.1 cm SL

 
Ancistrus reisi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2 cm SL

 
Ancistrus salgadae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Ancistrus sericeus
[]



Central America
Max. Length 17.6 cm SL
Ancistrus spinosus Meek & Hildebrand, 1916

Photo by Photo by Brown, C.
 
Ancistrus spinosus
[]
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Max. Length 15.2 cm SL

 
Ancistrus stigmaticus
[]



South America
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL
Ancistrus tamboensis Fowler, 1945

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Ancistrus tamboensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.9 cm SL

 
Ancistrus taunayi
[]



South America
Max. Length 9.8 cm SL
Ancistrus temminckii (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Jinkings, K.
 
Ancistrus temminckii
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.7 cm SL

 
Ancistrus tolima
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Ancistrus tombador
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Ancistrus trinitatis
[]



South America
Max. Length 9.2 cm SL
Ancistrus triradiatus Eigenmann, 1918

Photo by Photo by Landines, M.
 
Ancistrus triradiatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.8 cm SL

 
Ancistrus variolus
[]
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Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Ancistrus verecundus
[]
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Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Ancistrus vericaucanus
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ancistrus abilhoai South America 10.6 SL 2009
Ancistrus agostinhoi South America 9.6 SL 2009
Ancistrus aguaboensis South America 6.7 SL 2001
Ancistrus bodenhameri South America 11.4 SL 1944
Ancistrus bolivianus South America 8.8 SL 1915
Ancistrus brevifilis South America 11.8 SL 1920
Ancistrus brevipinnis South America 10.7 SL 1904
Ancistrus bufonius South America 11.5 SL 1840
Ancistrus caucanus South America 5.2 SL 1943
Ancistrus centrolepis South America 18.4 SL 1913
Ancistrus chagresi Central America 19.5 SL 1889
Ancistrus cirrhosus Jumbie teta South America 8.9 SL 1836
Ancistrus claro South America 6.6 SL 1999
Ancistrus clementinae South America 10.2 SL 1937
Ancistrus cryptophthalmus South America 6 SL 1987
Ancistrus cuiabae South America 11.5 SL 1999
Ancistrus damasceni South America 6.5 SL 1907
Ancistrus dolichopterus Bushymouth catfish South America 11.8 SL 1854
Ancistrus dubius South America 12.6 SL 1889
Ancistrus erinaceus South America. 7.5 SL 1840
Ancistrus eustictus South America 18 SL 1945
Ancistrus falconensis South America 2010
Ancistrus formoso South America 7.9 SL 1997
Ancistrus fulvus South America 8.8 SL 1929
Ancistrus galani South America 5.6 SL 1994
Ancistrus greeni South America 6.5 TL 2001
Ancistrus gymnorhynchus South America 14.2 SL 1854
Ancistrus heterorhynchus South America 6.3 SL 1912
Ancistrus hoplogenys South America 15.8 SL 1864
Ancistrus jataiensis South America 5.4 SL 2005
Ancistrus jelskii South America 8 TL 1876
Ancistrus latifrons South America 15.4 SL 1869
Ancistrus leucostictus South America 10 SL 1864
Ancistrus lineolatus South America 9 SL 1943
Ancistrus lithurgicus South America 13.2 SL 1912
Ancistrus macrophthalmus South America 7.9 SL 1912
Ancistrus maculatus South America 11.8 SL 1881
Ancistrus malacops South America 7.7 SL 1872
Ancistrus maracasae Central America 8.3 SL 1946
Ancistrus marcapatae South America 12.4 TL 1904
Ancistrus martini South America 8.9 SL 1944
Ancistrus mattogrossensis South America 1912
Ancistrus maximus South America, Brazil 20.1 SL 2015
Ancistrus megalostomus South America 8.3 SL 1924
Ancistrus minutus South America 5.7 SL 2001
Ancistrus montanus South America 9.2 SL 1904
Ancistrus mullerae South America 12.5 SL 2009
Ancistrus multispinis South America 14.2 SL 1912
Ancistrus nudiceps South America 7.9 SL 1849
Ancistrus occidentalis South America 8.6 SL 1904
Ancistrus occloi South America 11.6 SL 1928
Ancistrus parecis South America 6.0 SL 2005
Ancistrus pirareta South America 15.6 SL 1989
Ancistrus piriformis South America 8.3 SL 1989
Ancistrus ranunculus South America 19.5 TL 1994
Ancistrus reisi South America 6.1 SL 2005
Ancistrus salgadae South America 2 SL 1941
Ancistrus sericeus South America 5 SL 1872
Ancistrus spinosus Central America 17.6 SL 1916
Ancistrus stigmaticus South America 15.2 SL 1889
Ancistrus tamboensis South America 8.2 SL 1945
Ancistrus taunayi South America 11.9 SL 1918
Ancistrus temminckii South America 9.8 SL 1840
Ancistrus tolima South America 7.7 SL 2013
Ancistrus tombador South America 6.3 SL 2005
Ancistrus trinitatis Central America 1864
Ancistrus triradiatus South America 9.2 SL 1918
Ancistrus variolus South America 4.8 SL 1872
Ancistrus verecundus South America 5.5 SL 2005
Ancistrus vericaucanus South America 7.2 SL 2013



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