All FishesLoricariidaeHypostominaeDekeyseria

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Scientific Name Dekeyseria pulchra  (Steindachner, 1915)
Common Names Brazil-butterfly Pleco
Brasiliansk Sommerfuglesugemalle (Denmark), Gebänderter Zwergschilderwels (Germany)
Type Locality Mouth of Rio Negro at Moura, Brazil, 1°32'S, 61°38'W.
Synonym(s) Ancistrus pulcher, Dekeyseria pulcher, Peckoltia pulcher, Zonancistrus pulcher
Pronunciation dee key SEAR ee ah
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Size 100mm or 3.9" 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 Upper Negro and Orinoco rivers and Canal Casiquiare basin, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Upper Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Upper Negro, Casiquiare (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Anzeiger der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien v. 52 (no. 18)
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Last Update 2018 Oct 01 07:00 (species record created: 2011 Sep 23 05:23)