Was listed for many years
due to the overlaps of traits to different genera.
It was given two L-numbers, L127 (DATZ 05/1993) and
L207 (DATZ 03/1996) which are one and the same species.
As of the latest paper by Armbruster et al. (2015)
this species has now been moved into the Peckoltia
genus. Colouration: Base colour light
tan with brown to black markings. Four dorsal saddles
on the body, the first below the middle rays of the
dorsal fin, the second below the posterior rays of
the dorsal fin and slightly posterior, the third below
the adipose fin and slightly anterior, and the fourth
at the end of the caudal peduncle. Habitat:
Known from the Meta Drainage near Villavicencio and
the Orinoco from the mouth of the Meta to around Ciudad
Bolivar. Diet: Omnivore; Vegetarian
food, tablets & pellets, insect larvae, zooplankton
and soft wood.
For more information consult the paper referenced
in the table by Armbruster, J.W. 2008.
Venezuela, Amazonas. Type Locality:
Venezuela, Amazonas, río Orinoco at Paso Ganado,
38 km NNW of San Fernando de Atabapo, 04.3842°,
L-Numbers Datz Special:
Habitat, Care & Diet. Armbruster, Jonathan W., David C. Werneke
& Milton Tan. 2015 Three new species
of saddled loricariid catfishes, and a review of Hemiancistrus,
Peckoltia, and allied genera (Siluriformes). ZooKeys