Ancistrus abilhoai - Ancistrus abilhoai

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Ancistrus abilhoai
Kingdom : Animalia
Wire : Chordata
Class : Actinopterygii
Subclass: Neopterygii
Infraclass: Teleostei
Super orders: Ostariophysi
Order : Siluriformes
Family : Loricariidae
Subfamily: Hypostominae
Tribe : Ancistrini
Gender : Ancistrus
Species : A. abilhoai
Bifi, Pavanelli & Zawadzki, 2009

Ancistrus abilhoai is a species of the genus of fish freshwater Ancistrus , the family of loricariids in order Siluriformes . It inhabits subtropical river courses in central-eastern South America . The greatest length it reaches is around 10.6 cm. [ 1 ]


This species was originally described in 2009 by ichthyologists Alessandro Gasparetto Bifi , Carla Simone Pavanelli and Cláudio Henrique Zawadzki . [ 2 ]

Geographical distribution

Ancistrus abilhoai lives in east-central South America , being an endemism of the upper Iguazú river basin , in the state of Paraná , southeastern Brazil . [ 1 ] Biogeographically, it is endemic to the Iguazú freshwater ecoregion .


  1. ^ A b Ancistrus abilhoai in FishBase (Ranier Froese and Daniel Pauly, eds.), In English. Retrieved May 12, 2013.
  2. Bifi, A. G.; C. S. Pavanelli and C. H. Zawadzki (2009). «Three new species of Ancistrus Kner, 1854 (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the Rio Iguaçu basin, Paraná State, Brazil». Zootaxa (en inglés): 41-59.

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