de Oliveira, Rapp Py-Daniel & Oyakawa 2019
contributors to this species:
Mark Henry Sabaj (1)
The numerous closely spaced
white dots diagnose the species within the genus (Sabaj,
M.H. 2021). Description: They are
large and high backed. They have a large sucker mouth
with a high number of slender and long stemmed teeth.
A small membrane lies behind the last ray of the dorsal
fin which joins the anal fin. Found in shallow fast
flowing areas of water with a stony substrate. Aquarium
Care: Can be problematic, especially with
inexperienced aquarists, not a beginners fish. As
of most of this genera the adults can be extremely
territorial, especially with their own kind and other
species of Baryancistrus. Prefers
higher temperatures. Adults can prove to be extremely
territorial. Sexual Differences:
Mature males have a broader and longer head and longer
pectoral fin spines. Diet: Vegetarian
diet, and will also eat plants in the aquarium.
Brazil, Pará, Rio Jari. Type Locality:
Jari River downstream of Santo Antônio waterfall,
Monte Dourado district, Almeirim, Pará, Brazil,
FB 2021. Seidel, I.
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p. Py-Daniel, LR, J Zuanon and RR de Oliveira
(2011) Two new ornamental loricariid catfishes of
Baryancistrus from rio Xingu drainage (Siluriformes:
Hypostominae). Neotropical Ichthyology 9, pp. 241–252. Werner, A. Lechner, W. & Schmidt Dr. J.:
L-Welse L1 bis L400 MiniAtlas. Bede Verlag 2005. 392p.