The Ancistrus species which has the code L180 is only very occasionally imported from Brazil. Obviously there is a number of very similar species existing. In AqualogNews 98 (will appear in May 2011) they will be portrayed in detail.
Ancistrus sp. L180 belongs to the yellow-white spotted species of Ancistrus. Currently we have beautiful German bred L180 in stock.
For our customers: the fish have code 26480-L 180X-2 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Lexicon: Ancistrus: from the ancient Greek word for “fishhook”. This refers to the hooked spines that are placed on the movable Interoperculum (a bone between the gill-covering bones), called interopercularodontodes, which are spread in case of danger.
Suggestion of a common name: makes no sense as L180 is already a popular name for the fish.
Text: Frank Schäfer, photo: Frank Schäfer & Peter Schwabe