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Scientific NameDekeyseria scaphirhyncha  (Kner, 1854)
Common NamesL151, Flat Head Pleco
Type LocalityBarra do Rio Negro, Manaus, Brazil.
Synonym(s)Ancistrus scaphirhynchus, Peckoltia scaphyrhyncha
Pronunciationdee key SEAR ee ah - ska fi rink hah
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Size 200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationIndividuals are able to change colour to suit surroundings or mood. This ranges from a dark grey / black, through dark brown to light grey.
SexingMature males have substantial odontodes both on the thick pectoral ray and the posterior part of the body. The male also have a broader head than the female.
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DistributionSouth America: Negro River basin.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Nhamundá (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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pH5.0 - 7.0
Temperature22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
Other ParametersdH 16.
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ReferencesDenkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe. v. 7, pp 280 [30], Pl. 3 (fig. 2).
L151: DATZ 2/1994, pp 77-78, L216: DATZ 8/1996, pp 480-482.
L151 Aqualog matches DATZ and the former, rather helpfully, shows a range of colouration. L216 Aqualog supplement IS the DATZ picture.
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Last Update2013 Jul 10 21:06 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)