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; brownsbergensis: Named after the Brownsberg Nature Park in Brownsberg Mountains, in which it was found, and which is presently under threat from illegal gold mining.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 7.0 - 7.5. Tropical; 23°C - 23°C (Ref. 116863)
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
South America: upper Kumbu Creek in the Brownsberg Nature Park, Brownsberg Mountains in Suriname.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116863)
Morphology | Morphometrics
The type locality in the upper Kumbu Creek at Kumbu Falls (430 m asl) is a small mountain stream with 2.5-3.7 m width, 28-50 cm water depth, with cool (23.1-23.2°C) water, high dissolved oxygen content of 93-96% saturation and 7.08-7.72 mg/L, a pH of 7.0-7.5, conductivity 30.8-31.6 ?S/cm, a current strength of 0.29-0.56 m/s taken on 12 July 2014, bottom substrate consisting of sand, gravel, pebbles, boulders and bedrock, and mostly clear water. The creek is sheltered by overhanging vegetation, leaf litter and some woody debris (Ref. 116863).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Fisch-Muller, S., J.H.A. Mol and R. Covain, 2018. An integrative framework to reevaluate the Neotropical catfish genus Guyanancistrus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) with particular emphasis on the Guyanancistrus brevispinis complex. Plos ONE 13(1):e0189789. (Ref. 116863)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01660 (0.00753 - 0.03656), b=2.92 (2.74 - 3.10), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .