Ancistrus maximus

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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 maximus

Name[edit]

Ancistrus maximus de Oliveira et al., 2015

  • Holotype: INPA 25629.
  • Paratypes: INPA 35952 (4), 36007 (1), 36021 (4), 36032 (3), 37614 (23), 37615 (1); MHNG 2743.023 (1); MZUSP 114668 (1); NUP 14588 (1).

Type locality: Brazil: Roraima: Rorainópolis, Macoari stream, tributary to right side of rio Branco, 1°09'12.1" S 61°50'40.8" W.

Etymology: From the Latin adjective maximus, meaning the largest, in reference to the off-the chart size of this species.

Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: L110, L157

References[edit]

  • de Oliveira, R. R., Zuanon, J., Zawadzki, C. H. & Rapp Py-Daniel, L., 2015: Ancistrus maximus, a new species of red-dotted armored catfish from rio Branco, Roraima State, Brazilian Amazon (Siluriformes: Loricariidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 26 (1): 73–82. Abstract