Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Loricariidae
(Armored catfishes) > Hypostominae
Etymology: Baryancistrus: Greek, barys = heavy + Greek, agkistron = hook (Ref. 45335); demantoides: Name from the German diemant, meaning diamond, and the Greek suffix, oides, meaning to resemble. The specific name refers to a demantoid, a type of garnet that ranges in color from yellowish green to brownish green, in reference to the color of the fish..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: upper Rio Orinoco drainage in Venezuela.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56038)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 7. Distinguished from all other ancistrins by having the dorsal and adipose fins connected by an expanded posterior section of the dorsal-fin membrane, golden-yellow spots confined to the anterior portion of the body and greater than 30 teeth per jaw ramus (Ref. 56038).
Occurs exclusively among granite rocks in flowing water (Ref. 56038).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Werneke, D.C., M.H. Sabaj, N.K. Lujan and J.W. Armbruster, 2005. Baryancistrus demantoides and Hemiancistrus subviridis, two new uniquely colored species of catfishes from Venezuela (Siluriformes: Loricariidae). Neotrop. Ichthyol. 3(4):533-542. (Ref. 56038)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01479 (0.00690 - 0.03171), b=2.98 (2.81 - 3.15), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).