All FishesLoricariidaeHypostominaePeckoltia

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Scientific Name Peckoltia greedoi  Armbruster, Werneke & Tan, 2015
Common Name
Type Locality Pará, río Gurupi on BR 316 at border of Pará and Maranhão, -01.8003°, -046.3167°, Brazil.
Pronunciation peck OLE tea ah - gree-do-eye.
Etymology Peckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon. Named for Greedo of Rodia, a bounty hunter killed by Han Solo in Chalmun’s Mos Eisley spaceport cantina in the movie “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope” (Lucasfilm, Twentieth Century Fox, 1977) with whom this species shares a remarkable resemblance.
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Size 78mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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 Known only from the type locality in the rio Gurupi drainage of Brazil.
Maranhão waters, Gurupi (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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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 ZooKeys No. 480, pp 107, Fig. 4.
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Last Update 2021 Jul 14 02:34 (species record created: 2015 Feb 02 13:59)