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Scientific Name Baryancistrus sp. (L019)  , 1989
Common Names L019, Sortfinnet Sugemalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Brazil: Rio Xingú at Altamira
Pronunciation bah ree ann siss truss
Etymology Greek, barys = heavy + Greek, agkistron = hook - Essentially "Heavy Ancistrus". 
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Size 250mm or 9.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification L019 and L020 are problematic species in terms of identification. The original DATZ article shows an underwater picture (the fish is actually trying to hide in a shoe!!!) where you only could see the coloration of the fish. However, this coloration belongs to two different species found at the same place in the Xingú, a Baryancistrus species (L019) and an Spectracanthicus species. We don't know which genus the first L020 belonged to. To clarify this for the future, L019 is the Baryancistrus sp. and L020 the Oligancistrus sp.
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Distribution South America: Brazil: Rio Xingu
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 25.0-30.0°C or 77-86°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference DATZ 3/1989, pp 173-175.
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Last Update 2018 Sep 27 06:22 (species record created: 2001 Apr 25 00:00)