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Panaqolus dentex (Günther, 1868)

Image contributors to this species:

Haakon Haagensen (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Search Google  All Catfish Species Inventory

Relevant Information:

The differences between the Panaqolus and the Panaque genera is that the latter has an oval shaped mouth and the jaws have very large spatulate teeth with a single cusp, arranged in a v form and Panaqolus have a small number of spatulate teeth and are also a smaller genus. Aquarium care: Peaceful in the aquarium but not suitable for planted tanks as they are plant eaters. Diet: All Panaque (Panaqolus) are wood eaters so would need this in an aquarium set-up. Feed also vegetable foods such as cucumber and courgette (zucchini) and sinking tablets. Sexual differences: Males posses a broad head and odontodes on the posterior part of the body, behind the gill covers and on the pectoral spines. The latter two are a lot shorter in the females.

Common Name:



Chaetostomus dentex, Panaque dentex




South America : Napo, Pastaza and Marañon River basins, Ecuador and Peru. Type locality: Peru, Departamento Loreto, Xeberos (or Jeberos), upper Río Aipena system, tributary to Río Huallaga near its confluence with Río Marañon, approx. 5º18'S 76º17'W.


10.0cm. (4ins)


25-28°c (77-83°f.)


6.0 -7.0.


Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.



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