Cat-eLog Right Arrow Loricariidae Right Arrow Hypostominae Right Arrow Baryancistrus

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Scientific NameBaryancistrus beggini  Lujan, Arce & Armbruster, 2009
Common NamesL239, Blue Panaque
Type LocalityRío Ventuari, 4°04'32''N, 66°53'34''W, Río Orinoco drainage, Amazonas, Venezuela.
Pronunciationbah ree ann siss truss
EtymologyGreek, barys = heavy + Greek, agkistron = hook - Essentially "Heavy Ancistrus". Patronym honoring Chris Beggin for his financial support of this research.
Articles
Article - Shane's World Reproduction Breeding Baryancistrus beggini, the Blue Fin Panaque or L239
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Size 81mm or 3.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationThe 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.
SexingMale has gill-plate and pectoral fin odontodes. Female has wider body between pectoral and ventral fins.
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DistributionRío Ventuari and the Río Orinoco at their confluence, and lower portions of the Río Guaviare in Colombia.
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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pH5.5 - 7.5
Temperature23.0-29.0°C or 73.4-84.2°F (Show species within this range)
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FeedingHerbivore wafers, rarely carnivore wafers and frozen food.
BreedingOne 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
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ReferencesCopeia 2009, No. 1, 50–56
Not in Aqualog as L239, but Aqualog shows this fish labelled as L232.
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Breeding Reports(1) krazyGeoff (b: 60), (2) Zulan (b: 58), (3) jac (b: 45).
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Last Update2013 Jan 08 15:51 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)