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Scientific Name Peckoltia wernekei  Armbruster & Lujan, 2016
Common Names LDA086, Orange Tiger Pleco
L243, Orange Tigersugemalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Marujeta Creek, 159 km E of San Fernando de Atabapo, Ventuari River drainage, Amazonas State, Venezuela, 4°17'41.3''N, 66°17'20.0''W.
Pronunciation peck OLE tea ah
Etymology Peckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon. 
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Size 100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Similar to Peckoltia vittata but with a considerably more contrasting colouration.
Sexing Males develop small teeth-like odontodes which adorn the leading pectoral fin rays and the back half of the fishes body. Females remain unadourned 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 Venezuela: Rio Orinoco
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Near Threatened, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.
pH 6.0 - 7.2
Temperature 24.0-26.0°C or 75.2-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding Omnivorous with a tendancy towards meaty foods. Not an effective algae eater. Well fed individuals will not damage most plants. User data.
Furniture Rock piles and wood tangles. Plants are not vital.
Compatibility Peaceful if a little territorial. As a rough guide give each fish a 12 inch square area well broken up with decorations.
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. 569, pp 107, Figs. 3, 4, 5B, 6.
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Last Update 2022 Jan 19 11:08 (species record created: 2002 Jun 22 00:00)