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Scientific Name Peckoltia sp. (L451)   
Common Names L451, Santarem Tiger Pleco
Santarem-tigersugemalle (Denmark)
Pronunciation peck OLE tea ah
Etymology Peckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon. 
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Identification This species sports large white spots which become more widely spaces with age.
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 Santarem, Brazil
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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 Cave spawner.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Aqualog (supplement) matches DATZ.
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Last Update 2022 Jan 22 10:33 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 07:37)