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Scientific NamePeckoltia multispinis  (Holly, 1929)
Common NamesL049, Tocantins-Peckoltia (Germany)
Type LocalityMercado Bléin (Mercado Belem according to the label on the holotype).
Synonym(s)Ancistrus multispinis
Pronunciationpeck OLE tea ah
EtymologyPeckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon. 
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Size 100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationThe species is relatively unique in that it has the lower lip consisting of short, multibranched fimbriae; however, some P. vittata approach the condition in P. multispinis.
SexingMales develop small teeth-like odontodes which adorn the leading pectoral fin rays and the back half of the fishes body. Females remain unadourned and have a wider girth across the body most evident when the area just behind the pectoral fins is viewed from above.
General RemarksFrom Armbruster et. al. revision of the Peckoltia genus: I tentatively recognize it as valid, but with the colour gone from the type specimen and little pertinent information in the original description, it is impossible to compare the species with other Peckoltia, and it is not included in diagnoses or the key.
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DistributionSouth America: Brazil: Rio Tocantins
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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Temperature23.0-27.0°C or 73.4-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
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FeedingOmnivorous with a tendancy towards meaty foods. Not an effective algae eater. Well fed individuals will not damage most plants.
FurnitureRock piles and wood tangles. Plants are not vital.
CompatibilityPeaceful if a little territorial. As a rough guide give each fish a 12 inch square area well broken up with decorations.
Suggested TankmatesA 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.
BreedingCave spawner.
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ReferencesAnzeiger der Akademie der Wissenshaften in Wien Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse v. 66, pp 119 [3].
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Last Update2013 Jul 10 20:55 (species record created: 2001 Oct 03 00:00)