All FishesLoricariidaeHypostominaeBaryancistrus

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Scientific Name Baryancistrus beggini  Lujan, Arce & Armbruster, 2009
Common Names L239, Blue Panaque
Type Locality Río Ventuari, 4°04'32''N, 66°53'34''W, Río Orinoco drainage, Amazonas, Venezuela.
Pronunciation bah ree ann siss truss
Etymology Greek, barys = heavy + Greek, agkistron = hook - Essentially "Heavy Ancistrus". Patronym honoring Chris Beggin for his financial support of this research.
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Size 81mm or 3.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The pictures here show the range of colour this fish can exhibit. Typically it is dull charcoal black with a tinge of blue. The fish appears to belong to an undescribed genus characterised by the fused dorsal and adipose fins.
Sexing Male has gill-plate and pectoral fin odontodes. Female has wider body between pectoral and ventral fins.
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Distribution Río Ventuari and the Río Orinoco at their confluence, and lower portions of the Río Guaviare in Colombia.
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco, Ventuari (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco, Guaviare (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 5.5 - 7.5
Temperature 23.0-29.0°C or 73.4-84.2°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding Herbivore wafers, rarely carnivore wafers and frozen food.
Breeding One spawning is reported as follows:
The male guards the brood in a cave. Male was greater than 100 mm in size. Female was about 90 mm in size. The clutch had about 12 eggs. Survival of eggs/fry was poor, only 4 fry survived.
The spawn occurred in the following water parameters:
Temperature 28°C, pH: 6.0 - 7.0
NO3: < 10 mg/l
KH: <2 °dH, GH: <3 °dH
Conductivity: 210 - 240 µS/cm
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Copeia 2009, No. 1, 50–56
Not in Aqualog as L239, but Aqualog shows this fish labelled as L232.
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Last Update 2013 Jan 08 15:51 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)