Morphology Data of Peckoltia compta
Identification keys
Main Ref. De Oliveira, R.R., J. Zuanon, L.H. Rapp Py-Daniel and M.S. Rocha, 2010
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished from all of its congeners by the following characters: a clear stripe inside the dark brown bars running from snout tip to anterior margin of eyes (vs. absence of the clear stripe and a mottled appearance in P. vittata, and a mix of vermiculations and spots on the head of the other congeners); except from P. bachi, by the presence of small dark brown spots only on fin rays, rarely reaching the interradial membranes (vs. dark spots on interradial membranes or dark stripes covering the whole fin or plain); except from P. bachi by the interorbital distance, 31.1-32.9 (vs. 51.5-71.0% HL); except from P. bachi, P. braueri, P. brevis , P. cavatica, P. lineola and P. vittata by its larger cleithral width 32.3-34.6 (vs. 20.8-32.4% SL); except from P. cavatica, P. snethlageae and P. sabaji by its smaller head depth 57.8-62.2 (vs. 63.5-87.7% HL) (Ref. 84541).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Peckoltia compta

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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