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Scientific Name Panaque cf. nigrolineatus`aripuana`   
Common Name L488
Pronunciation pan ah KAY.
Etymology The generic epithet "panaque" is a Venezuelan common name for this fish. 
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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
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Aripuanã (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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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).
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.
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Last Update 2017 Oct 02 13:08 (species record created: 2017 Oct 02 13:08)