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Scientific Name Peckoltia relictum  (Lujan, Armbruster & Rengifo, 2011)
Common Name
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.
Synonym(s) Etsaputu relictum
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.
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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.
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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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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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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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Reference Copeia 2011 (no. 4), pp 497, Fig. 1B, 2C, 3B, 4.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 26 07:27 (species record created: 2012 Jun 16 15:01)