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Scientific Name Dekeyseria scaphirhynchus  (Kner, 1854)
Common Names L151, Flat Head Pleco
L216
Type Locality Manaus, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Ancistrus scaphirhynchus, Peckoltia scaphyrhyncha
Pronunciation dee 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.
Identification Similar to Lasiancistrus but broader when viewed from above especially in larger adults. Striped species of Dekeyseria were placed in Zonancistrus but because this was only based on colouration, they are more commonly placed with the non-striped species in Dekeyseria.

Individuals are able to change colour to suit surroundings or mood. This ranges from a dark grey / black, through dark brown to light grey.
Sexing Mature 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.
General Remarks 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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Distribution South 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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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 5.0 - 7.0
Temperature 22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 16.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe. v. 7, pp 280 [30], Pl. 3 (fig. 2).
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Last Update 2020 Sep 13 01:22 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)