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Scientific Name Baryancistrus sp. (L003)  , 1988
Common Names L003, Kieser Pleco
Type Locality Brazil: Rio Tocantins at Cameta
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 Clearly ancistrine, males of this species exhibit strong odontodal growth on the last 3rd of its leading pectoral fin rays. Often labelled as Panaque species, this mid sized species puts the author more in mind of Baryancistrus niveatus (=L026). Normally dark grey with white spots although an all white colour variant (xanthorist) has been imported.
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Distribution South America: Brazil: Rio Tocantins
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 23.0-27.0°C or 73.4-80.6°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 12/1988, p 556-558.
Aqualog matches DATZ. Aqualog labels the xanthorist variant L003a.
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Last Update 2014 May 21 08:56 (species record created: 2002 Aug 21 00:00)