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Peckoltia greedoi

Peckoltia greedoi
Two views of the holotype specimen
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae
Subfamily: Hypostominae
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

The species was described in 2015 by a team of researchers from Star Wars franchise, stating that the species and the character shared a "remarkable resemblance".[2][3]

References

  1. ^ Miles, L. (2015). "Auburn University's Armbruster discovers catfish species, names it for Star Wars character". Auburn University. 
  2. ^ Armbruster, J.W., Werneke, D.C. & Tan, M. (2015). , and allied genera (Siluriformes)"Peckoltia, Hemiancistrus"Three new species of saddled loricariid catfishes, and a review of . ZooKeys, 480: 97–123. 
  3. ^ Izadi, E. (2015). "The newest species of catfish is named after the character Greedo from ‘Star Wars’". The Washington Post. 


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