Ancistrini

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Ancistrini
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A young male Ancistrus sp.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae
Subfamily: Hypostominae
Tribe: Ancistrini
Kner, 1853
Genera

Acanthicus
Ancistrus
Baryancistrus
Chaetostoma
Cordylancistrus
Dekeyseria
Dolichancistrus
Etsaputu
Exastilithoxus
Hemiancistrus
Hopliancistrus
Hypancistrus
Lasiancistrus
Leporacanthicus
Lipopterichthys
Lithoxus
Loraxichthys[1]
Megalancistrus
Micracanthicus
Neblinichthys
Panaqolus
Panaque
Parancistrus
Paulasquama
Pseudacanthicus
Pseudancistrus
Pseudolithoxus
Scobinancistrus
Soromonichthys
Spectracanthicus

The Ancistrini are a tribe of catfishes (order Siluriformes) of the family Loricariidae.

Taxonomy[edit]

Ancistrini have previously been considered a loricariid subfamily. However, the subfamily Hypostominae would be paraphyletic if Ancistrinae continued to be recognized. To continue recognizing the monophyly of this group while returning it to Hypostominae, Hypostominae was broken into several tribes.[2] Pterygoplichthyini is sister to the tribe Ancistrini, which shares the derived presence of an evertible patch of plates on the cheek.[3]

Description[edit]

Most Ancistrini species (except for some Pseudancistrus and Spectracanthicus) can be separated from all other loricariids except the Pterygoplichthyini by the presence of evertible cheek plates with hypertrophied odontodes.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Salcedo, N.J. (2013): Description of Loraxichthys lexa, new genus and species (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the Río Huallaga Basin, central Peru, with notes on the morphology of the enigmatic Lipopterichthys carrioni Norman, 1935. Zootaxa, 3640 (4): 557–571.
  2. ^ a b Armbruster, Jonathan W. "Ancistrini Kner, 1853". Retrieved 2007-07-16. 
  3. ^ Armbruster, Jonathan W. "Pterygoplichthyini Armbruster 2004". Retrieved 2007-07-16.