|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Peckoltia caenosa Armbruster, 2008|
|Type Locality||VENEZUELA, Portuguesa, Río Orinoco dr.: Caño Maraca, tributary of Caño Igues – Río Portuguesa, Guanare-Guanarito road at road km 60, 08°49’39”N, 069°20’42”W.|
|Pronunciation||peck OLE tea ah|
|Etymology||Peckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon. From the Latin caenosus meaning muddy or dirty, in reference to the muddy colouration of this species and its preference for muddy habitats.|
|Size||157mm or 6.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||From original description:
Peckoltia caenosa can be identified from all other species of Peckoltia by having dark vermiculations on the abdomen (vs. spots, long, fairly straight, wide lines, or plain).
|Sexing||LDA20 is the adult form of the same species represented by LDA21.|
|General Remarks||The taxonomic placement of this species is currently in something of a flux. While Ancistomus is available to house more elongate species that demonstrate entirely different secondary sexual dimorphism and breeding behaviour from 'classic' Peckoltia, the problem exists in defining what 'classic' Peckoltia really is. Until all this is resolved, this species is conservatively placed in Peckoltia.|
|Distribution||Found in the llanos of Venezuela in rivers draining into the middle Rio Orinoco.
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Feeding||Omnivorous with a tendency towards meaty foods. Not an effective algae eater. Well fed individuals will not damage most plants.|
|Furniture||Rock piles and wood tangles. Plants are not vital.|
|Compatibility||Peaceful if a little territorial. As a rough guide give each fish a 12 inch square area well broken up with decorations.|
|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||Zootaxa 1822: 1–76 (2008)
Scraml, E. and F. Schaefer. 2004. Loricariidae: All L numbers. Aqualog. 271 pp.
Das Aquarium September 1995
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|Last Update||2008 Dec 27 01:46 (species record created: 2001 Nov 03 00:00)|