Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Loricariidae
(Armored catfishes) > Hypostominae
Etymology: Peckoltia: Because of Gustavo Peckolt,member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon (Ref. 45335); feldbergae: Named for Dr. Eliana Feldberg, researcher of Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, for her many contributions on cytogenetics of Amazon fish.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: Rio Xingu basin.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91751)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5. Diagnosed from all species of Peckoltia by having dark thin longitudinal stripes in interradial membranes parallel to dorsal-fin rays, that fragment into small dots in larger specimens Differs from its congeners by having the following combination of characters: orange band on the distal margin of caudal- and dorsal-fin; dark brown dots on the entire body; postanal length (28.4-32.4% of SL); and head depth 48.2-60.4% of HL (Ref. 91751).
Occurs in shallow rapids of rivers with bottom composed of small to medium-sized flat rocks (up to 50 cm diameter), over a substrate of coarse sand and pebbles. Observed to hide under rocks during daytime and forage on epilithon on the upper surface of the rocks at night. Diatoms (83% of total volume), as well as sponge fragments and spicules associated with fine sediments and sand grains made up the stomach contents of two specimens. Mainly herbivorous, corroborated by its long intestine reaching nearly 11 times the standard length (Ref. 91751).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
de Oliveira, R.R., L.R. Py-Daniel, J. Zuanon and M.S. Rocha, 2012. A new species of the ornamental catfish genus Peckoltia (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from Rio Xingu Basin, Brazillian Amazon. Copeia 2012(3):547-553. (Ref. 91751)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01413 (0.00768 - 0.02598), b=2.94 (2.78 - 3.10), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .