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Baryancistrus beggini  N K. Lujan, M. Arce and J W. Armbruster. 2009.
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Mark Sabaj Pérez (1) 
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Relevant Information: Baryancistrus beggini is unique within Hypostominae in having a uniformly dark black to brown base colour with a blue sheen in life, and the first three to five plates of the midventral series strongly bent, forming a distinctive keel above the pectoral fins along each side of the body. It is further distinguished by having a naked abdomen, two to three symmetrical and ordered predorsal plate rows including the nuchal plate, and 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. Adults and juveniles dark gray to black with a turquoise blue sheen on fins and flanks. Blue sheen more intense in some, presumably male, adults. First appeared in the DATZ magazine July 1997 and captioned as L239 Ancistrinae sp.
Common Name: L 239, Blue Fin Panaque
Synonyms: None
Family: Loricariidae ycipitidae
Distribution: South America: upper Rio Orinoco and lower portions of its tributaries, the Rio Guaviare in Colombia and Rio Ventuari in Venezuela.
Size: 12.0cm. (4¾ins)
Temp: 22-25°c (71-77°f.)
p.H. 6.5-7.2.
Reference: N K. Lujan, M. Arce and J W. Armbruster. 2009. A New Black Baryancistrus with Blue Sheen from the Upper Orinoco (Siluriformes: Loricariidae)




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Family:  Loricariidae

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