Peckoltia greedoi

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Peckoltia greedoi
Peckoltia greedoi holotype lateral.jpg
Peckoltia greedoi holotype dorsal.jpg
Two views of the holotype specimen
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae
Subfamily: Hypostominae
Tribe: Ancistrini
Genus: Peckoltia
Species: P. greedoi
Binomial name
Peckoltia greedoi
Armbruster, Werneke & M. Tan, 2015

Peckoltia greedoi is a species of armored catfish from the Gurupí River drainage of Brazil.[1] Reddish brown in color with three saddle shaped patches on the dorsal surface and three to four dark bands on the tail fin, individuals can measure from 45 to 78 mm (1.8 to 3.1 in) in standard length.

Etymology[edit]

The species was described in 2015 by a team of researchers from Auburn University in Alabama. The researchers named it after the character Greedo from George Lucas' Star Wars franchise, stating that the species and the character shared a "remarkable resemblance".[2][3]

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