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Scientific Name Dekeyseria picta  (Kner, 1854)
Common Names Brazil-butterfly Pleco
Brasiliansk Sommerfuglesugemalle (Denmark), Gebänderter Zwergschilderwels (Germany)
Type Locality Barra do Rio negro [=Manaus, Brazil].
Synonym(s) Ancistrus pictus, Ancistrus pulcher, Dekeyseria pulcher, Peckoltia picta, Peckoltia pulcher, Zonancistrus pictus, Zonancistrus pulcher
Pronunciation dee key SEAR ee ah
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Size 140mm or 5.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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.
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Distribution Lower Negro River basin, Brazil
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Upper Negro, Casiquiare (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Upper Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe. v. 7, pp 277 [27], Pl. 4 (fig. 2).
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Last Update 2018 Oct 28 12:31 (species record created: 2011 Sep 23 05:21)