(1) Vedran Cuncic (2) Ian
M. Clift (6) Karsten Schönherr
(1) Tobias Koch (4) Reinhold
First introduced in the magazine
"DATZ" in June 1993. L134 has now been named
to science by Oliveria et .al. (2010). Description:
It additionally differs from congeners in having the
following combination of characters: small dark brown
spots on only the fin rays and rarely reaching the
interradial membranes, interorbital distance 31.1–32.9%
head length, cleithral width 32.3–34.6% standard
length and head depth 57.8–62.2% head length.
is characterised by a bold colour pattern consisting
of large dark transversal bars on body and thick longitudinal
dark stripes on snout and head. The new species is
most similar in colour pattern to P.
can be distinguished from all its congeners by the
presence of a pale line inside each dark stripe running
from the snout tip to anterior margin of eyes (vs.
absence of such clear lines and a mottled appearance
in P. vittata, and a mix of vermiculations
and spots on the head of the remaining congeners).
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 hair-like odontodes to the leading rays
of the pectoral and caudal fins whereas the females
do not possess this trait. Juveniles have very regular
banding until into adulthood where spots can form
into the pattern. Diet: Omnivores,
easy to feed with frozen and live foods and also tablet
and flake food.
Leopard Frog Pleco, L134
Pará, Rio Tapajós, Pimental.
de Oliveira, RR, J
Zuanon, LR Py-Daniel & MS Rocha
(2010) Peckoltia compta, a new species of catfish
from the Brazilian Amazon, rio Tapajós basin
(Siluriformes: Loricariidae). Zootaxa 2534, pp. 48–56.