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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. 
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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.
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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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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Other Parameters A deep water species.
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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). User data.
Furniture Natural habitat is among fallen trees and wood-tangles.
Compatibility Generally peaceful, but may defend their territory against conspecifics.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 19 (no. 3), pp 275, Fig. 4.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 14 07:44 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)