10b. Catfishes: Suckermouths, Plecos and L-numbers (217)

  • Hypoptopoma cf. psilogaster “sp. II”

    16. September 2015

    The dwarf catfish of the genus Hypoptopoma are close relatives of the much better known Otocinclus species. Both genera have a similar habit and a similar  way of life. Members of Hypoptopoma have a very typical position of the eyes. This gives them the advantage to be able to see what happens below them them […]

  • Flyer-cats from Brazil!

    26. August 2015

    Recently we received a shipment of flyer-cats (Pseudolithoxus), which have been collected in the surroundings of Sao Gabriel do Cacheiro at the Rio Negro. At the first glimpse the fish look very similar to P. anthrax (L235) from Venezuela. But they are distinguished from the latter by the much larger white spots and the white […]

  • Leporacanthicus from the Rio Tapajós: L263 and L264

    26. August 2015

    We received from Brazil two species of pretty carnivorous loricariids. Both originate from the Rio Tapajós, where they occur even syntopically. L264 has been described scientifically under the name of Leporacanthicus joselimai, whereas L263 still waits for a scientist to take a closer look on it. It is very unusual that two closely related species […]

  • L24 wurde beschrieben: Pseudacanthicus pitanga

    L24 has been described: Pseudacanthicus pitanga

    26. June 2015

    Another L-number has received a correct scientific description finally: L24. The beautiful orange finned cactus pleco from the Rio Tocantins is named now Pseudacanthicus pitanga. The specific name “pitanga” is from the Tupi-Guarini language and means “red” in allusion to the colour of the fins. The scientific paper also discusses the risks of using this […]

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    Glyptoperichthys joselimaianus: L1

    25. June 2015

    L-numbers are for many people simply synonyms for Loricariids. But one should remember that they have been cooked up only in 1988! L-numbers were given for species that have not been determined scientifically yet. The very first L-number, L1 (or L001, although nobody would have dreamed of hundreds of L-numbers initially) has been applied on […]

  • Ancistrus sp. L181 Rio Negro

    19. May 2015

    The 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 […]

  • Pseudancistrus sp. LDA 32/L259/L321 Rio Tapajós

    19. May 2015

    Currently four syntopically occuring forms of Pseudancistrus are reported from the Rio Tapajós. They differ from each other by minor differences in respect of coloration and proportions. L321 is the comparatively flattest of them, has small dots and a reddish seam at the caudal fin. LDA32 and L259 are a bit deeper bodied and have […]

  • Ancistrus sp. Black Rio Negro (L88)

    19. May 2015

    We received a good number of pure black Ancistrus from the Rio Negro. These have no clearly visible markings, except one: a deepblack spot on the basis of the dorsal fin. This somewhat unspectacular, but characteristic feature made finally the determation possible. Our fish belong to the species named “L88” or Anstrus sp. Black (the […]

  • Panaque Blue-Eye

    8. May 2015

    We were able to import two large males of this top rarity. There is still an ongoing debate among specialists whether Panaque suttonorum (= P. suttoni) and P. cochliodon do represent the same species or not. However, in the most recent scientific revision, P. suttonorum is considered to be valid. For our customers: the animals […]

  • Finally available again: L135!

    2. February 2015

    The L-catfish L135 belongs to the most attractive L-numbers. Most specialists currently believe that it represents a variety of the species Peckoltia braueri. This species has been given also two other L-numbers, eg 121 and 305. L135 from the central Rio Negro basin is the most colourful of them. This catfish attains a maximum length […]