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Guyanancistrus brevispinis  (Heitmans, Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1983)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Loricariidae (Armored catfishes) > Hypostominae
Etymology: Guyanancistrus: Composed from Guyana + see under Ancistrus.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: Atlantic coastal drainages of the Guianas, from Nickerie to Oyapock River basins.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36713)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The most ubiquitous, frequently occurring and abundant species of this genus. Occurs in all kinds of streams where the substrate is rocky and the water is flowing (Ref. 35381). Found in great numbers in zones of plunging waters (Ref. 27188). May be found together with Lithoxus in little forest creeks as well as in rapids (Ref. 35381).

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

Silva, G.S.C., F.F. Roxo and C. Oliveira, 2015. Two new species of Pseudancistrus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the Amazon basin, northern Brazil. ZooKeys 482:21-34. (Ref. 99871)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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