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Scientific NamePanaque bathyphilus  Lujan & Chamon, 2008
Common NamesL090, Papa Panaque
Type LocalitySolimões River, upstream of its confluence with Purus River, 3°39'52''S, 61°28'53''W, Amazonas, Brazil.
Pronunciationpan ah KAY. - bath ee fill uss
EtymologyThe generic epithet "panaque" is a Venezuelan common name for this fish. 
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Size 400mm or 15.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationThe genus Panaque is identified by the teeth, which are spoon-shaped. This means that the teeth are noticeably wider at the tip than at the base. Other loricariidae have teeth that are similar width all the way from one end to the other. A second distinguishing feature is the lack of a buccal papilla, which is a "flap of skin" on the inside of the mouth. See pictures in this PDF on Pterygoplichthys.
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DistributionSouth America: Peru: Río Ucayali drainage
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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Other ParametersA deep water species.
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FeedingAll Panaque appear to feed on wood, so wood should be present in the tank. They also take prepared algae wafers and fresh vegetables (zucchini, cucumber, peas, green beans) and tubers (potato, yams and similar).
FurnitureNatural habitat is among fallen trees and wood-tangles.
CompatibilityGenerally peaceful, but may defend their territory against conspecifics.
BreedingUnreported.
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ReferencesIchthyol. Explor. Fresh. 19(3):271-282
Registered Keepers(1) Cory-Diddi, (2) arapaima, (3) Selveste_Preben, (4) loloveto, (5) teddyman5, (6) weisel, (7) soltarii007, (8) 78bill, (9) mrwickedweasel, (10) a2fishguy, (11) Juand15, (12) matthewfaulkner, (13) oscar300, (14) 2wheelsx2 (p: 2, k: 2), who also notes: "Died mysteriously when I was away on a business trip", "New 5" juvie added 4 months and didn't make it. Died this morning. No bloat, no torn fins.", (15) alasia, (16) rayfong, (17) warrior_wolf73, (18) ridout, (19) Kampfer, (20) Decker504, (21) Blackguard, (22) Brisch, (23) Michael_Wanga, (24) 2poc, (25) Baron rojo (p: 2), (26) plecofreak19, (27) pleco rob, (28) girema, (29) BlackSouL, (30) jac (k: 2), (31) gilsharon, (32) Zuffer_Hotz, (33) unstoppablejayd, (34) Andrewjw (k: 2), (35) 7Pete, (36) yuran, (37) Arron_N, (38) mcesario, (39) Alberto (k: 18), (40) panakhy, (41) PlecosAndLoaches, (42) Loc.

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Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2013 Jul 18 08:00 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)