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Scientific Name Guyanancistrus niger  (Norman, 1926)
Common Name L039
Type Locality Oyapock River at "Sant" Cafesoca [Saut Cafesoca], French Guiana.
Synonym(s) Hemiancistrus niger, Lasiancistrus niger, Pseudancistrus niger
Pronunciation guy AN an siss truss - ny GER
Etymology niger = black
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Size 254mm or 10" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification This is wide pleco attaining at least 180mm between tip of pectoral fin spines.
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Distribution South America: Oyapock River basin.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, French Guyana Coastal Rivers, Oyapock (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Other Parameters In nature, only found in areas of strong current.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 9) v. 18 (no. 103), pp 96.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 22 06:17 (species record created: 2004 May 10 00:00)