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Baryancistrus beggini  Lujan, Arce & Armbruster, 2009

Blue panaque
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Loricariidae (Armored catfishes) > Ancistrinae
Etymology: Baryancistrus: Greek, barys = heavy + Greek, agkistron = hook (Ref. 45335);  beggini: Named for Chris Beggin, for his financial support of this research, ethical ornamental fish business practices, and influence on the professional development of the first author.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: Venezuela and Colombia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 80502)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 3 - 4. This species is distinguished from all its congeners by having the last dorsal-fin ray adnate with adipose fin via a posterior membrane that extends beyond the preadipose plate up to half the length of the adipose-fin spine (vs. membrane separated from preadipose plate by up to two plates or stopping at preadipose plate); further differs from B. niveatus and B. longipinnis by having a naked abdomen (vs. partially plated), and from B. demantoides by having fewer premaxillary teeth (8-36 vs. 34-54, respectively) (Ref. 80502).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This species is collected from the interstices of granitic bedrock and boulders that constitute exposed portions of the Guyana Shield. Apparently feeds on periphyton and associated microfauna that are abundant on surfaces and undersides of rocks in this habitat (Ref. 80502).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Fisch-Muller, Sonia | Collaborators

Lujan, N.K., M. Arce and J.W. Armbruster, 2009. A new black Baryancistrus with blue sheen from the Upper Orinoco (Siluriformes: Loricariidae). Copeia 2009(1):50-56. (Ref. 80502)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00230 - 0.01438), b=3.10 (2.88 - 3.32), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .