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Scientific Name Baryancistrus chrysolomus  Rapp Py-Daniel, Zuanon & de Oliveira, 2011
Common Names L047, Magnum Pleco
Gulrandet Sugemalle (Denmark), Mango Pleco
Type Locality Rio Xingú at Furo do Ramiro, 3°15'21"S, 52°05'06"W, Altamira, Pará, Brazil.
Pronunciation bah ree ann siss truss
Etymology Greek, barys = heavy + Greek, agkistron = hook - Essentially "Heavy Ancistrus". From the Greek chryso, meaning orange or yellow and loma meaning border, in allusion to the colored band at the border of the dorsal and caudal fins.
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Size 220mm or 8.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Distinctive fish with broad yellow bands on the dorsal and caudal fins, body is dark olive green or brown, and different from Baryancistrus xanthellus AKA Gold Nugget Pleco that have small or medium yellow spots along with the yellow bands along the edges of dorsal and caudal fins.
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Distribution Known from rio Xingu, in the area called Volta Grande do rio Xingu, immediately above Belo Monte falls and below Belo Monte village, and from rio Curuá, rio Iriri, the larger tributary of rio Xingu.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu, Iriri (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu, Iriri, Curuá (Iriri) (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 6.5 - 7.5
Temperature 26.0-29.0°C or 78.8-84.2°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding An omnivorous grazer of biofilm. Shows a fondness for sweet potato and algae wafers. Feed a varied diet to keep this fish healthy, including a large proportion of vegetable matter.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Neotropical Ichthyology v. 9 (no. 2), pp 247, Figs. 5-6.
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Last Update 2020 Jan 07 01:10 (species record created: 2001 Apr 25 00:00)