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Scientific Name Panaqolus claustellifer  Tan, de Souza & Armbruster, 2016
Common Names LDA064, Bloodred Tiger Pleco
L306, Blodrød Tigersugemalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Amazon River - rio Branco drainage, Takutu River near Lethem, Guyana, 3.47043°, -059.80993°.
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. 
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Size 90mm or 3.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Very, very similar to LDA001. The only difference being this fish has blood red stripes rather than beige to orange ones.
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.
Down Habitat Information
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco (Roraima), Upper Branco (Roraima), Tacutu (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Down Husbandry Information
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). User data.
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 Unreported.
Breeding Reports There are 7 breeding reports, read them all here.
Down Further Information
Reference Neotropical Ichthyology v. 14 (no. 2) (e150033), pp [3], Figs. 1-2.
Registered Keepers There are 65 registered keepers, view all "my cats" data.
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Last Update 2022 Jan 21 11:27 (species record created: 2002 Aug 21 00:00)