All FishesLoricariidaeHypostominaeGuyanancistrus

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Scientific NameGuyanancistrus niger  (Norman, 1926)
Common NameL039
Type LocalityBrazil & French Guyana: Oiapoque system
Synonym(s)Guyanancistrus niger, Hemiancistrus niger, Lasiancistrus niger, Pseudancistrus niger
Pronunciationguy AN an siss truss - ny GER
Etymologyniger = black
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Size 254mm or 10" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationThis is wide pleco attaining at least 180mm between tip of pectoral fin spines.
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DistributionSouth America: Oyapock River basin.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, French Guyana Coastal Rivers, Oyapock (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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Other ParametersIn nature, only found in areas of strong current.
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ReferencesAnnals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 9) v. 18 (no. 103), pp 96.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2018 Jan 08 00:01 (species record created: 2004 May 10 00:00)