Ancistrus caucanus

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Taxonavigation: Siluriformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Series: Otophysi
Ordo: Siluriformes

Familia: Loricariidae
Subfamilia: Hypostominae
Tribus: Ancistrini
Genus: Ancistrus
Species: Ancistrus caucanus


Ancistrus caucanus Fowler, 1943

  • Holotype: ANSP 70516.

Type locality: [originally: Sonsón, Cauca River basin, Colombia, but see Taphorn et al. (2913)] Magdalena River drainage, Colombia.

Etymology: The specific epithet caucanus refers to the Cauca River, where the types were thought to be from.


  • Fowler, H. W.; 1943: A collection of fresh-water fishes from Colombia, obtained chiefly by Brother Nicéforo Maria. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia,95: 223-266.
  • Taphorn, D.C.; Armbruster, J.W.; Villa-Navarro, F.; Ray, K. 2013: Trans-Andean Ancistrus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae). Zootaxa 3641(4): 343–370. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3641.4.2 Reference page