Overview

Comprehensive Description

Peckoltia vittata :

MBUCV-V-23124, 1 ex., 81.4 mm SL.

  • Francisco Provenzano, Nadia Milani (2006): Cordylancistrus nephelion (Siluriformes, Loricariidae), a new and endangered species of suckermouth armored catfish from the Tuy River, north-central Venezuela. Zootaxa 1116, 29-41: 39-39, URL:http://www.zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:A3A1A678-3619-48D3-AD5F-1DD0F3A94E22
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P. vittata ,

AUM 39245, 6; CU 76567, 1; FMNH 59717, 3; MNRJ 20973, 10; MNRJ 20990, 1; MZUSP 3590, 5; MZUSP 23988, 1; MZUSP 23999, 6; MZUSP 24122, 6; MZUSP 34189, 1; MZUSP 34190, 5; MZUSP 61995, 1; MZUSP 75226, 1; NMW 46361, 1; NMW 47228, 2, Syntypes; NMW 48055, 1; NMW 48057, 1; NMW 48058, 1; NMW 48060, 3; NMW 48061, 1; NMW 48062, 1; NMW 48063, 1.

  • Jonathan W. Armbruster, David C. Werneke (2005): Peckoltia cavatica, a new loricariid catfish from Guyana and a redescription of P. braueri (Eigenmann 1912) (Siluriformes). Zootaxa 882, 1-14: 13-13, URL:http://www.zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:38D01B45-A96E-4546-BEC6-114147515BF0
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Biology

Specimens from Venezuela were collected from rocks in runs (Ref. 77026). Nocturnal species; feeds on algae (Ref. 13371). Aquarium keeping: feeds on plants and roots; in groups of 5 or more individuals; minimum aquarium size 80 cm (Ref. 51539).
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Distribution

Middle and lower Amazon River basin: Bolivia, Colombia, Brazil and Venezuela.
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South America: Brazilian Amazon and lower reaches of the Rio Tapajos, Rio Madeira and Xingu; Río Ventuari of Venezuela, southern tributaries of the Amazon from the Madeira to the mouth, and the Rios Uatumã, Trombetas, Capim, and Maranhão. One collection of what appears to be this species was also recorded from the upper Río Guaviare of Colombia.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Analspines: 1; Analsoft rays: 4
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Size

Max. size

14.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36713))
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Diagnostic Description

Distinguished from its congeners by having the dorsal color of the head with a wedge of dark pigment on the snout and a bar from the posterior edge of the frontal to just behind the parieto-supraoccipital (the pigment may alternatively appear as dark mottling and/or the anterior marking may appear, particularly in juveniles, in the form of a dark E on the snout) (Ref. 77026).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; freshwater; pH range: 5.0 - 7.5; dH range: 2 - 20
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Trophic Strategy

Feeds on algae.
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Diseases and Parasites

White spot Disease. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Peckoltia vittata

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 16
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Barcode data: Peckoltia vittata

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank.   Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.  See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen.  Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.

TCAACAAATCATAAAGATATTGGTACCCTTTACTTAGTATTTGGTGCCTGAGCCGGAATAGTTGGCACAGCCCTC---AGCCTTTTAATTCGGGCTGAATTAAGCCAACCCGGATCCCTACTAGGCGAT---GACCAAATTTATAATGTCATTGTTACTGCACATGCCTTCGTAATAATTTTCTTTATGGTAATACCAATTATAATTGGAGGCTTTGGAAATTGACTAGTACCACTAATG---ATTGGAGCCCCCGATATGGCCTTCCCACGAATAAATAATATGAGCTTTTGATTACTCCCCCCATCGTTCCTTCTCTTACTAGCCTCTTCAGGAGTTGAAGCAGGGGCAGGAACAGGTTGAACTGTGTATCCCCCCCTCGCTGGAAACTTAGCCCACGCAGGAGCTTCAGTTGACCTA---ACTATCTTCTCCCTTCACCTAGCTGGTGTCTCTTCCATCCTAGGAGCAATTAATTTTATTACTACTATTATTAACATAAAACCCCCAGCCATTTCTCAATACCAAACTCCTTTATTTGTGTGAGCTGTGCTTGTTACAGCTATTCTACTTCTTCTTTCACTTCCCGTTTTAGCCGCT---GGTATCACAATACTGCTAACAGACCGAAATTTAAATACTACCTTCTTCGACCCTGCTGGGGGCGGAGACCCAATTCTCTACCAACACTTATTCTGATTTTTTGGTCACCCTGAAGTT
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
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Wikipedia

Peckoltia vittata

Peckoltia vittata is a species of catfish belonging to the subfamily Hypostominae of the Loricariidae family of catfish.This species possesses the L-number L015

Description[edit]

Peckoltia vittata grows to around 10 cm and hence its alternative name of 'Candy striped Peckoltia' possesses black and yellow stripes vertically along its body.

Males can be distinguished from females by the presence of small teeth-like projections or odontodes along the back half of its body.

Distribution[edit]

Peckoltia vittata is found throughout the middle and lower Amazon basin in South America.

In the aquarium[edit]

Peckoltia vittata is a popular aquarium fish and requires a tropical softwater tank with tempetaturss of 22-26 °C and pH of around 6.

References[edit]

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