|All Fishes Data Sheet
|Peckoltia brevis (LaMonte, 1935)
|LDA078, Purus Tiger Pleco
|Near Sena Madureira, near mouth of River Macaua, tributary of Rio Iaco, itself a tributary to Rio Purus, Amazonas, Brazil.
|Type Locality Notes
|Latitude and longitude data in original description.
|peck OLE tea ah - breh viss
|Peckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon. This specific epithet literally means short(brevis=short).
|114mm or 4.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
|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.
|South America: Purus River basin, Brazil.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Purus (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category
|Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2020.
|5.8 - 7.8
|22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
|Omnivorous with a tendency towards meaty foods. Not an effective algae eater. Well fed individuals will not damage most plants. User data.
|Rock piles and wood tangles. Plants are not vital.
|Peaceful if a little territorial. As a rough guide give each fish a 12 inch square area well broken up with decorations.
|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.
|There is no breeding report.
|American Museum Novitates No. 784, pp 3, Fig. 2.
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|2022 Feb 03 23:51 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)