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Scientific Name Dekeyseria niveata  (La Monte, 1929)
Common Name
Type Locality Caño Pescado, 5 mi. north of Esmeralda, Upper Orinoco drainage, Venezuela, elev. ca. 325 ft.
Synonym(s) Peckoltia niveata, Plecostomus niveatus
Pronunciation dee key SEAR ee ah - niv ee ah tah
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Size 130mm or 5.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Mature males have substantial odontodes both on the thick pectoral ray and the posterior part of the body. The male also have a broader head than the female.
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Distribution South America: Upper Orinoco River basin.
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Am. Mus. Novit. No. 373 3 Figs. 2-3
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Last Update 2008 Jun 18 04:16 (species record created: 2007 Apr 14 10:26)