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|Scientific Name||Baryancistrus beggini Lujan, Arce H. & 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.|
|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.|
|Distribution||Río Ventuari and the Río Orinoco at their confluence, and lower portions of the Río Guaviare
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)|
|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.|
|Reference||Copeia 2009 (no. 1), pp 51, Figs. 1-2.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 14 03:41 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)|