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Scientific Name Baryancistrus sp. (L115)   
Common Names L115, Mega Snowball Pleco
Pronunciation bah ree ann siss truss
Etymology Greek, barys = heavy + Greek, agkistron = hook - Essentially "Heavy Ancistrus". 
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Size 200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The beautiful large spots of the juvenile shrink as the fish reaches adulthood. The inky black colouration remains constant although the fish will lighten when stressed.
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Distribution Brazil: Pará State: Rio Trombetas (Cachoeira Porteira)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Trombetas, Lower Trombetas (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference DATZ 10/1992 pp619-620.
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Last Update 2006 Sep 02 05:06 (species record created: 2002 Jun 29 00:00)