From Ambruster, J.W.2008: "The species is relatively
unique in that it has the lower lip consisting of
short, multibranched fimbriae; however, someP.
the condition in P. multispinis. The only
colour remaining is some faint, irregular banding
in the caudal fin that is consistent with most species
of Peckoltia, including P. vittata,
which is known from around Belém. The species
may be valid or a synonym of P. vittata.
I tentatively recognise it as valid, but with the
colour gone from the type specimen and little pertinent
information in the original description, it is impossible
to compare the species with other Peckoltia,
and it is not included in diagnoses or the key."
The Peckoltia genera possesses a medium sized
mouth with the same amount of teeth in the lower and
upper jaw. The lower end of the caudal fin is usually
oblique and only slightly indented. 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 tablets, pellets and flake food. Soft wood
should be included in aquarium. Should be kept at
slightly higher temperatures and have a requirement
for a higher oxygen intake.
For more information consult the paper referenced
in the table by Armbruster, J.W. 2008.
L049, Bristlemouth catfish
Brazil, lower Amazon River basin. Type locality:
Mercado Bléin (Brasilien).
2008 The genus Peckoltia with the description of two
new species and a reanalysis of the phylogeny of the
genera of the Hypostominae (Siluriformes: Loricariidae).
Zootaxa 1822:1-76. Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide
to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p.