Ancistrus sp. L181 Rio Negro

19. May 2015

many species of Ancistrus with small white dots are very difficult to
tell apart. We recently obtained L181 from the Rio Negro in Brazil. The
very same species has been given several L-numbers, eg L71 (from the Rio
Tapajós) or L249 (from the Rio Trombetas and its affluent, the Rio
Cuminá). Also extremely similar is L182 from the Rio Branco. May this be
as it is: wild collected specimens are the best guarantee not to buy
unwanted hybrids. The pretty reddish first dorsal ray in our currently
imported specimens is very obvious.

our customers: the fish have code 26480-L 181-1 (4-6 cm), 26480-L 181-2
(6-8 cm), and 26480-L 181-4 (9-12 cm) on our stocklist. Please note
that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer