(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). Colouration:
It 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).
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. 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.