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Scientific Name Peckoltia furcata  (Fowler, 1940)
Common Name
Type Locality Ucayali River basin, Contamana, Peru.
Synonym(s) Chaetostoma furcatum
Pronunciation peck OLE tea ah
Etymology Peckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon. 
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Size 154mm or 6.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Males have odontodes on back of the body and on pectoral fins.
General Remarks The placement in Peckoltia is not entirely clear, and it may belong in Hemiancistrus.
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Distribution Known from the upper Río Amazon, Río Marañon, and Río Ucayali of Ecuador and Peru.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Furniture Rock piles and wood tangles. Plants are not vital.
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 is no breeding report.
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References Zootaxa 1822: 1–76 (2008)
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Last Update 2010 Oct 29 13:02 (species record created: 2010 Sep 15 13:17)