|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Panaqolus tankei Cramer & Sousa, 2016|
|Common Names||L398, Tanke Tiger Pleco |
Tankes Tigersugemalle (Denmark)
|Type Locality||Pará, rio Xingu, 17 km south from Senador José Porfírio, main channel, Brazil (02°44'54.7"S, 52°00'09.5"W).|
|Pronunciation||pan ack oh luss|
|Etymology||Panaqolus: Inelegantly derived from the indigenous term Panaque and in a form that infers a smaller size than that genus.|
|Size||120mm or 4.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Sexing||Like all members of the genus, males grow elongated interopercular odontodes during the breeding season. Males develop noticeable odontodes along the dorsum (back of the body) as well. Males develop small pointed genital papillae, whereas mature females will have large, rounded, swollen papillae. Additionally, gravid females have noticeably wider bodies between the pectoral and pelvic fins when viewed from above, compared to males.|
|Distribution||Rio Xingu, between Vitoriá do Xingú and Belo Monte. |
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu, Lower Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|Feeding||This genus feeds on wood, and should have several pieces, preferably several kinds of wood to chew on. Aside from wood, a mainly vegetarian diet is recommended, prepared food such as algae wafers and fresh vegetables, such as courgette (zucchini) and tubers such as potato or sweet potato (yams).|
|Furniture||Rock piles are optional and wood tangles are a must. Plants are not vital and will be nibbled or destroyed.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Works well with most types of peaceful community fish. Can be somewhat territorial towards conspecifics, but given enough hiding spaces, a group can be kept in a suitable size aquarium - roughly requiring a 30 x 30cm area per fish.|
|Breeding||A cave breeder, the male looks after the eggs and fry until the fry are ready to fend for themselves as miniature copies of the adults.|
|Breeding Reports||There are 4 breeding reports, read them all here.|
|Reference||PLoS ONE v. 11 (no. 11) e0165388, pp 3, Figs. 1, 2A, 3-7.|
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|Last Update||2022 Jan 22 08:16 (species record created: 2006 Apr 01 00:00)|