A new, red, mini pleco species

Photograph by M.H. Sabaj Pérez.

Peckoltia wernekei is known from the upper Orinoco River in Amazonas State, Venezuela.  P.wernekei is genetically very similar to P. lujani, yet we see very distinct morphological differences such as a significantly taller dorsal spine and a more reddish base color.

The new pleco species is described in ZooKeys.

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