Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Loricariidae
(Armored catfishes) > Ancistrinae
Etymology: Pseudancistrus: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, agkistron = hook (Ref. 45335); pectegenitor: Derived from the Latin pecten (quill) and genitor (father), in reference to the hypertrophied odontodes of the snout, pectoral spine and evertible cheek plates, and the fact that one presumably adult male was collected while caring large brood of young.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: main channel of the Rio Orinoco above Raudales Autures and Rio Casiquaire in Venezuela.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 58451)
Inhabits flowing water associated with large rock outcrops in main river channel (Ref. 58451).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lujan, N.K., J.W. Armbruster and M.H. Sabaj, 2007. Two new species of Pseudancistrus from southern Venezuela (Siluriformes: Loricariidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 18(2):163-174. (Ref. 58451)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00476 - 0.02768), b=3.06 (2.84 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .