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Scientific Name Peckoltia braueri  (Eigenmann, 1912)
Common Names L121, Worm Line Peckoltia
L135, L305, Worm-Line-Peckoltia (Germany)
Type Locality Takutu, Guyana.
Synonym(s) Hemiancistrus braueri
Pronunciation peck OLE tea ah - braw err eye
Etymology Peckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon. 
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Size 130mm or 5.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification L305 is certainly this species. L121 is probably this species. L135 may be this species although it originates from a neighboring river.
Distinguished from all other species of Peckoltia except P. cavatica by having an orange band in the dorsal fin and by having thin, wavy, black lines that tend to outline the plates and bones of the head. Differs from P. cavatica by having the dorsal saddles better developed, by having the head plates and bones completely outlined in black and with lines intense, by having black vermiculations on the pterotic-supracleithrum, by having at least one, broken band in the caudal fin, and by having the marginal orange band of the dorsal and caudal fins not as thick or as intense as in P. cavatica
Sexing Males develop small teeth-like odontodes which adorn the leading pectoral fin rays and the back half of the fishes body.
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Distribution L121 Imported from Guyana
L135 Rio Demini, Trib. Rio Negro, Brazil
L305 Takutu river downstream of Lethem, Guyana
Peckoltia braueri South America: Negro and Branco River basins.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco, Upper Branco, Tacutu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Demini (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 6.5 - 7.2
Temperature 23.0-27.0°C or 73.4-80.6°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.
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 is but a single breeding report, read it here.
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Reference Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum v. 5 (no. 1), pp 232, Pl. 28 (figs. 1-2).
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Last Update 2019 Sep 23 12:42 (species record created: 2001 Dec 13 00:00)