(2) Yann Fulliquet (2) Billy
This species was featured
in the DATZ magazine of Feb. 1996, pages 74-75 as
similar form also to L008.
Description: Peckoltia species
can be distinguished from most other in the genera
in the tribe Ancistrini by having a lateral ridge
on the opercle that usually has no odontodes and the
teeth on their upper jaw (dentary) forming an angle
under 90 degrees; while some genera also have an angled
dentary, Peckoltia species lack synapomorphies
of these genera. Colouration: Generally,
Peckoltia are considered to be those that
have dorsal saddles and bands in the fins, while the
Heminancistrus genera have spots and uniform
colouration. Aquarium Care:They like their own territory in the aquarium
as males will sometimes spar with other males, but
usually nothing comes of this confrontation as long
as they have their own caves, be it PVC pipes, ceramic
pots or even under flat stones that have been built
up on the substrate. Diet: Omnivorous
and will eat most prepared foods, frozen or live.
The second and third image specimens were collected
from the Rio Purus.
LDA78, Spotted Peckoltia
Brazil, in the Rio Purus and the Rio Jurua and
the middle to upper Ucayali drainage.