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Scientific Name Peckoltia lineola  Armbruster, 2008
Common Names LDA057, Shortlined Pleco
L202, LDA079, Kortlinjet Sugemalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Río Ventuari, 23 kilometers northeast of Macuruco, 94 kilometers east of San Fernando de Atabapo, 4°04'50"N, 66°51'55"W, Río Orinoco drainage, Amazonas, Venezuela.
Pronunciation peck OLE tea ah
Etymology Peckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon. Lineola is Latin for little line, refers to the short lines on the compound pterotic.
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Size 97mm or 3.8" 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: Río Ventuari in Venezuela and Río Iniridá in Colombia.
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco, Ventuari (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco, Guaviare, Inirida (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Temperature 23.0-26.0°C or 73.4-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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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. User data.
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 Cave spawner.
Breeding Reports There are 3 breeding reports, read them all here.
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Reference Zootaxa No. 1822, pp 29, Figs. 2e, 16.
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Last Update 2022 Jan 19 10:12 (species record created: 2001 Nov 15 00:00)