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Scientific Name Baryancistrus niveatus  (Castelnau, 1855)
Common Names L026, Niveato-Pleco (Germany)
Type Locality Rio Araguay, Goiás State, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Hypostomus niveatus, Parancistrus niveatus
Pronunciation bah ree ann siss truss
Etymology Greek, barys = heavy + Greek, agkistron = hook - Essentially "Heavy Ancistrus". Niveatus means white spotted, but we're not sure of the origin!
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Size 235mm or 9.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification A medium sized, territorial pleco.
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Distribution South America: Tocantins, Xingu, Tapajós and Trombetas River basins in Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Trombetas (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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 Animaux nouveaux or rares v. 2, pp 43, Pl. 21 (fig. 3).
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Last Update 2020 Sep 19 02:33 (species record created: 2004 May 10 00:00)