Description:Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total):
7; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 4. Peckoltia
cavatica can be identified from all other described
Peckoltia except P.
the presence of an orange band in the dorsal fin and
by having thin, black lines that outline the plates
and bones of the head. The only other species of Peckoltia
similar to P. cavatica in colouration are
lineola and P. vermiculata,
which can be identified by having vermiculations on
the dorsal head bones and plates (vs. colouration
confined to the borders between bones and plates in
P. cavatica). The Peckoltia genera
possesses a medium sized mouth with the same amount
of teeth in the lower and upper jaw. Aquarium
Care: Should be kept at slightly higher temperatures
and have a requirement for a higher oxygen intake.
Peacfull inhabitants of an aquarium. Sexual
Differences: Males have bristles behind the
gill covers, on the pectoral fin spines and on the
posterior part of the body. They also posses bristles
on the upper caudal fin rays. Diet:
Omnivores, easy to feed with frozen and live foods
and also tablet and flake food.
Dusky Worm Line Peckoltia
Rupununi River in Guyana. Type Locality:
Guyana, Rupununi (Region 9), 3.7 km SSE Massara, 03.86228º,
Armbruster, J.W. and
D.C. Werneke, 2005. Peckoltia cavatica, a
new loricariid catfish from Guyana and a redescription
of P. braueri (Eigenmann 1912) (Siluriformes). Zootaxa
882:1-14. Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa
1418:1-628. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2014. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 11/2014 ). Seidel, I.
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p.