Accepted by L. Page: 16 Feb. 2005; published: 4 Mar. 2005 1
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Zootaxa 882: 114 (2005)
Peckoltia cavatica, a new loricariid catfish from Guyana and a
redescription of P. braueri (Eigenmann 1912) (Siluriformes)
JONATHAN W. ARMBRUSTER1 & DAVID C. WERNEKE2
Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, 331 Funchess, Auburn, AL 36849, USA; Telephone:
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2 Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, 101 Cary Hall, Auburn, AL 36849, USA; Telephone:
(334) 844-9227, FAX: (334) 844-9234, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peckoltia cavatica is described as a new species and P. braueri is redescribed. Peckoltia cavatica
and P. braueri differ from all other Peckoltia by having distal orange bands on the dorsal and caudal
fins when alive and by having the plates and bones of the head and nape outlined in black. Peckoltia
cavatica is found in the Essequibo River basin, and P. braueri is found in the Takutu River basin.