Guyanancistrus niger (L 39)

Norman, 1926
Guyanancistrus niger (L 39)
niger (lat.) = schwarz
Hemiancistrus niger
Pseudancistrus niger
Guyanancistrus noir
Schwarzer Guyanaharnischwels
Length (total)
approx.  21 cm
Standard length (documented)
165.0 mm
Recommended tank size
120 cm
24 - 28 °C
5.0 - 7.0

Cayenne, Amapá

Brazil, French Guiana

Atlantic NE
Map to Guyanancistrus niger (L 39)
Nutrition (mostly): vegetarian
Eats plants
not known
Keeping in (small) groups is recommended. Individual keeping is possible.
from genus: head and body shape
fin edging: yellow 
fin edging: yellow 
Not on the positive list of Brazil in 2012 : The positive list of Brazil
Not on the negative list of Brazil from 2020 : The negative list of Brazil
  • W.R.B. Heitmans H. Nijssen & I.J.H. Isbrücker, 1983 "The mailed catfish genus Lasiancistrus Regan, 1904, from French Guiana and Surinam, with descriptions of two new species (Pisces, Siluriformes, Loricariidae)" (Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde) P. 33
  • Knaack, J., 2000 "Ein weiterer neuer Harnischwels aus dem Rio Guaporé: Lasiancistrus guapore n. sp." (Aquaristik aktuell) P. 58
  • I. Seidel / H.-G. Evers "Welsatlas 2"  edition: 1 (2005) P.310
  • Seidel, Ingo "Back to Nature - Handbuch für L-Welse"  edition: 1 (2008) P.102
  • A. Werner / W. Lechner / Dr. J. Schmidt "Miniatlas L-Welse"  edition: 1 (2005) P.42
Pic. 2: Guyanancistrus niger (L 39)
Pic. 3: Guyanancistrus niger (L 39)
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