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Scientific Name Guyanancistrus niger  (Norman, 1926)
Common Names L039, Black Wing Pleco
Black Wing Pleco, Sort Vingesugemalle (Denmark), Sort Vingesugemalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Oyapock River at "Sant" Cafesoca [Saut Cafesoca], French Guiana.
Synonym(s) Hemiancistrus niger, Lasiancistrus niger, Pseudancistrus niger
Pronunciation guy AN an siss truss - ny GER
Etymology niger = black
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Size 254mm or 10" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification This is wide pleco attaining at least 180mm between tip of pectoral fin spines.
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Distribution South 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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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2020.
Other Parameters In nature, only found in areas of strong current.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 9) v. 18 (no. 103), pp 96.
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Last Update 2022 Jan 13 13:07 (species record created: 2004 May 10 00:00)