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Scientific Name Peckoltia pankimpuju  Lujan & Chamon, 2008
Common Names L350, Coal Pleco
Peruvian Lyre-tail
Type Locality Río Marañon, Pongo de Manseriche above Borjam 35.5 kilometers northeast of Juan Velasco (Santa Maria de Nieva), 4°27'38''S, 77°34'53''W, Departamento Amazonas, Peru.
Synonym(s) Hemiancistrus pankimpuju
Pronunciation peck OLE tea ah - Pan Kim poo hoo.
Etymology Peckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon. 
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Size 400mm or 15.7" 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 Rio Huallaga, Peru
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Huallaga (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 Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 19: 271–282
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Last Update 2015 Mar 22 07:53 (species record created: 2001 Dec 01 00:00)