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Scientific Name Peckoltia brevis  (LaMonte, 1935)
Common Names LDA078, Purus Tiger Pleco
Purus-tigersugemalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Near Sena Madureira, near mouth of River Macaua, tributary of Rio Iaco, itself a tributary to Rio Purus, Amazonas, Brazil.
Type Locality Notes Latitude and longitude data in original description.
Synonym(s) Hemiancistrus brevis
Pronunciation peck OLE tea ah - breh viss
Etymology Peckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon. This specific epithet literally means short(brevis=short).
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Size 114mm or 4.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Males develop small teeth-like odontodes which adorn the leading pectoral fin rays and the back half of the fishes body. Females remain unadorned and have a wider girth across the body most evident when the area just behind the pectoral fins is viewed from above.
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Distribution South America: Purus River basin, Brazil.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Purus (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 5.8 - 7.8
Temperature 22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dh 15-28.
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Feeding Omnivorous with a tendency towards meaty foods. Not an effective algae eater. Well fed individuals will not damage most plants. User data.
Furniture Rock piles and wood tangles. Plants are not vital.
Compatibility Peaceful if a little territorial. As a rough guide give each fish a 12 inch square area well broken up with decorations.
Suggested Tankmates A medium sized pleco that can be combined with a very wide array of tankmates due to its unfussy nature. Perfectly safe with small fishes and shrimp or robust enough to withstand the attention of all but the largest cichlids.
Breeding Cave spawner.
Breeding Reports There are 3 breeding reports, read them all here.
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Reference American Museum Novitates No. 784, pp 3, Fig. 2.
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Last Update 2022 Feb 03 23:51 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)