|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Panaque bathyphilus Lujan & Chamon, 2008|
|Common Names||L090, Papa Panaque
Kamufleret Kongesugemalle (Denmark)
|Type Locality||Solimões River, upstream of its confluence with Purus River, 3°39'52''S, 61°28'53''W, Amazonas, Brazil.|
|Pronunciation||pan ah KAY. - bath ee fill uss|
|Etymology||The generic epithet "panaque" is a Venezuelan common name for this fish.|
|Size||400mm or 15.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The 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.|
|Distribution||South 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 Parameters||A deep water species.|
|Feeding||All 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).|
|Furniture||Natural habitat is among fallen trees and wood-tangles.|
|Compatibility||Generally peaceful, but may defend their territory against conspecifics.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Ichthyol. Explor. Fresh. 19(3):271-282|
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|Last Update||2018 Aug 23 05:30 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)|