Tribe

Ancistrini

Kner, 1853
Classification:
Family
 
Subfamily
 
 

with genus

Genus
 
Length (total)
Body
height
dorsal
fin
soft
rays
Adi
pose
 
Acanthicus
,
Elfenwelse
Acanthicus
120
flat
8 ( - 9)
no
flat head, heavy growth with odontodes
Ancistomus
,
Trugschilderwelse
Peckoltia (snethlageae-Gruppe)
Ancistomus
25
normal
7
yes
elongated than Peckoltia
Ancistrini
35
 
 
not
all
Ancistrus
,
Antennenwelse
Ancistrus
30
flat
(6 - ) 7 ( - 10)
yes
Tentacles on the head
Andeancistrus
18
normal
7
yes
Araichthys
11
 
7
no
Baryancistrus
,
Prachtharnischwelse
Baryancistrus
40
height
7
yes
Dorsal fin and adipose fin are connected to a diaphragm
Chaetostoma
,
Gebirgsharnischwelse
Chaetostoma
30
very flat
7 - 9
not
all
"rubber mouth"
Cordylancistrus
,
Breitkopf-Gebirgsharnischwelse
Cordylancistrus
18
very flat
8 ( - 9)
yes
haunch-shaped head
Dekeyseria
,
Rotdornharnischwels
Dekeyseria
25
very flat
7
yes
afterbody strongly keeled
Dolichancistrus
,
Langstachel-Gebirgsharnischwelse
Dolichancistrus
18
very flat
(7 - ) 8 - 9 ( - 11)
yes
"rubber mouth", many small bristles along the snout
Etsaputu
12
normal
7
yes
Guyanancistrus
,

Pseudancistrus (brevispinis-Gruppe)
Guyanancistrus
21
very flat
7
yes
relatively large, very small maxillary barbels
Hemiancistrus
,
Großaugen-Harnischwelse
Hemiancistrus
50
normal
7
yes
Collection of genera
Hopliancistrus
,
Dreihornharnischwelse
Hopliancistrus
15
very flat
 
yes
three extremely strong odontodes behind the gill cover
Hypancistrus
35
normal
7
yes
relatively small mouth, greatly reduced dentition
Lasiancistrus
,
Deltaschwanzwelse
Lasiancistrus
25
very flat
7 - 8
yes
thick and thin odontodes on the operculum
Leporacanthicus
,
Rüsselzahnwelse
Leporacanthicus
30
normal
8
yes
"Buck teeth", upper lip has barbels!
Leptoancistrus
,
Hochgebirgs-Harnischwelse
Leptoancistrus
10
very flat
8
no
no anal fin
Lipopterichthys
10
 
 
 
only 12 soft rays in caudal fin
Lithoxancistrus
,
Flachkopfharnischwelse
Pseudancistrus (orinoco-Gruppe)
Lithoxancistrus
20
very flat
7
yes
Loraxichthys
7
flat
 
no
Megalancistrus
,
Riesenkaktuswelse
Megalancistrus
80
height
(9 - ) 10 ( - 11)
yes
massive
Micracanthicus
8
flat
 
 
Neblinichthys
,
Neblina-Harnischwelse
Neblinichthys
10
very flat
(6 - ) 7 ( - 8)
yes
males have on the head are long, forward looking odontodes
Oligancistrus
,
Segelflossenharnischwels
Spectracanthicus
Oligancistrus
20
normal
7
yes
Panaqolus
,
Zwergschilderwelse, Tigerharnischwelse
Panaque (dentex-Gruppe)
Panaqolus
20
normal
7 ( - 8)
yes
jaw mostly strong v-shaped
Panaque
70
very height
7
yes
jaw mostly strong v-shaped
Parancistrus
,
Breitkopfharnischwelse
Parancistrus
25
very flat
7
yes
first ray of the dorsal severely bent, huge gill opening
Peckoltia
,
Zwergschilderwels
Peckoltia
50
normal
7 ( - 8)
yes
Peckoltichthys
,
Flachstirnharnischwelse
Peckoltia (ucayalensis-Gruppe)
Peckoltichthys
15
height
7
yes
elongated, flat forehead
Pseudacanthicus
,
Kaktuswelse
Pseudacanthicus
100
height
8 - 9
yes
strongly keeled, thorn-like odontodes
Pseudancistrus
,
Borstenkranz-Harnischwelse
Pseudancistrus
25
flat
7 ( - 11)
yes
long beard from odontodes
Pseudolithoxus
,
Fliegerharnischwelse
Lasiancistrus (anthrax-Gruppe)
Pseudolithoxus
20
very flat
7 ( - 8)
yes
very long pectoral fins
Pseudoqolus
20
normal
7
yes
Scobinancistrus
,
Pfauenharnischwelse
Scobinancistrus
40
flat
7
yes
very few long teeth, elongated
Soromonichthys
4
flat
7
yes
Spectracanthicus
,
Falsche Rüsselzahnwelse
Spectracanthicus
15
flat
7
yes
"Buck teeth", upper lip has no barbels! very pointed head
Transancistrus
10
very flat
7
 
Zonancistrus
,
Schmetterlingsharnischwelse
Dekeyseria (brachyura-Gruppe)
Zonancistrus
18
very flat
7
yes
conspicuous bands, caudal peduncle strongly keeled, long, pointed head
41 entries found
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Many thanks to
for the pictures
Ingo Seidel
3, 9
J. J. von Tschudi
6
Bubu Schmidt
11
Eduardo Baena (CC BY-NC)
13
Brenda Irwin
16
18, 24, 25, 33
Sandra Udrizar
19
Ilka Baumann
31
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