|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Peckoltia relictum Lujan, Armbruster & Rengifo, 2011|
|Type Locality||Marañon River drainage, Cenepa River, gravel shoal at Tsantsa, 58 km north of Imacita, 4°33'37''S, 78°11'07''W, Amazonas Department, Peru, elevation 228 meters.|
|Pronunciation||peck OLE tea ah|
|Etymology||Peckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon. The specific epithet relictum is latin for abandoned, and is in reference to the apparently relictual biogeographic distribution of this species.|
|Size||90mm or 3.5" 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.|
|Distribution||South America: Marañon River drainage and possibly the Huallaga River, Peru.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón (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 Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Copeia 2011 (no. 4) 497, Fig. 1B, 2C, 3B, 4|
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|Last Update||2017 Mar 12 12:35 (species record created: 2012 Jun 16 15:01)|