This species and three others
had been placed in a new genus, Sophiancistrus
Rapp Py-Daniel, 1989. This may change in the future
as Seidel (2008) states that the name Peckoltichthys
could take precedence (see Remarks below). This species
is quite plainly coloured which has an unusually long
head with the eyes positioned wide apart. Was first
thought to be Peckoltia ucayalensis(Fowler, 1940) but this is another species from
Peru. Aquarium Care: No problems
but wood should be provided in the aquarium. A light
current and warm water that is clean. Diet:
Omnivores, easy to feed with frozen and live foods
and also tablet and flake food. Remarks:
This species has now been resurrected as Peckoltichthys
as monotypic, and as of the latest paper by Armbruster
et al. (2015). Can still be found on some online searches
by its synonym of Peckoltia bachi.
L146, L232, LDA30, Bola Pleco
Chaetostomus bachi, Peckoltia
Upper Amazon River and its tributaries: Brazil, Bolivia,
Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Type locality:Rio Jurua, an affluent of the Amazons, Brazil.
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 480: 97-123.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes,
recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and
catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.
Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide to
L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p.