Overview

Distribution

Saramacca, Suriname and Maroni River basins, Suriname; introduced elsewhere.
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South America: Saramacca, Suriname, and Maroni River basins.
  • Fisch-Muller, S. 2003 Loricariidae-Ancistrinae (Armored catfishes). p. 373-400. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 36713)
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

9.8 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36713))
  • Fisch-Muller, S. 2003 Loricariidae-Ancistrinae (Armored catfishes). p. 373-400. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 36713)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; freshwater; dH range: 25
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
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Wikipedia

Ancistrus temminckii


Ancistrus temminckii is a species of armoured suckermouth catfish in the family Loricariidae of order Siluriformes. It is found in Suriname in the Saramacca River, Suriname River and Maroni River basins.[1] Males grow to about 10 centimetres (3.9 in) excluding tail.[1] As with some other species of Ancistrus, it is sometimes kept as an aquarium fish, although it is often difficult to identify the specific species of Ancistrus kept in a given aquarium.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Torres, A.G. "Ancistrus temminckii". Fishbase. Retrieved 2013-03-15. 
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