Hypancistrus inspector: A New Species of Suckermouth Armored Catfish (Loricariidae: Ancistrinae)

  title={Hypancistrus inspector: A New Species of Suckermouth Armored Catfish (Loricariidae: Ancistrinae)},
  author={J. Armbruster},
  pages={86 - 92}
Abstract Hypancistrus inspector, a new species of suckermouth armored catfish from Venezuela, is described and compared to the only other species of Hypancistrus, Hypancistrus zebra. The two species differ mainly in coloration with H. inspector dark brown to black with pale yellow to white spots and H. zebra with a boldly contrasting pattern of black and white stripes. Hypancistrus is diagnosed based on the unique presence of a sharply angled adductor palatini crest and two reversals: wide… Expand
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