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Scientific NameAncistomus wernekei  (Armbruster & Lujan, 2016)
Common NamesLDA086
L243
Type LocalityMarujeta 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.
Synonym(s)Peckoltia wernekei
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Size 100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationSimilar to Peckoltia vittata but with a considerably more contrasting colouration.
SexingMales 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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DistributionVenezuela: Rio Orinoco
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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pH6.0 - 7.2
Temperature24.0-26.0°C or 75.2-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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FeedingOmnivorous with a tendancy towards meaty foods. Not an effective algae eater. Well fed individuals will not damage most plants.
FurnitureRock piles and wood tangles. Plants are not vital.
CompatibilityPeaceful if a little territorial. As a rough guide give each fish a 12 inch square area well broken up with decorations.
BreedingCave spawner.
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ReferencesZooKeys No. 569:107, Figs. 3, 4, 5B, 6.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2017 Mar 12 12:29 (species record created: 2002 Jun 22 00:00)