Baryancistrus demantoides

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Baryancistrus demantoides
Baryancistrus demantoides.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae
Genus: Baryancistrus
Species: B. demantoides
Binomial name
Baryancistrus demantoides
Werneke, Sabaj Pérez, Lujan & Armbruster, 2005

Baryancistrus demantoides is a species of armored catfish endemic to Venezuela. It reaches a length of 15.1 centimetres (5.9 in) SL.It lives around granite rocks in flowing water, in the upper parts of Orinoco River.[1]

The colour is green-brown with yellow spots on the head and parts of the body. The dorsal fin is connected to the adipose fin, a feature that distinguishes this species from the rest of the Ancistrini, except Baryancistrus niveatus, Parancistrus and Spectracanthicus.[2]

Baryancistrus demantoides is one of two species described with L-number 200, the other is Hemiancistrus subviridis, which also resembles Baryancistrus demantoides in appearance.[2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Baryancistrus demantoides" in FishBase. December 2011 version.
  2. ^ a b Cat-eLog > Loricariidae > Baryancistrus demantoides -