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Panaque bathyphilus Lujan & Chamon, 2008

Image contributors to this species:

Yann Fulliquet (2) Peru Aquarium Group (2) Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (2) Allan James (1) Haakon Haagensen (1) Zierfisch Zentrum Austria (1)

ScotCat Sources:

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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. Juveniles of P. bathyphilus have a white caudal fin, but it becomes a little darker on the posterior, as it matures. A deep river channel species which accounts for the lack of an iris operculum. The deeper they reside the less pigmentation on the body. Aquarium Care: This species is a bit robust in an aquarium set-up so would need plenty of hiding places, plenty of water changes, due to their wood eating habits, and powerfull filtration. Needs a spacious aquarium. Diet: All Panaques and also the Panaqolus genera are wood eaters so would need this in an aquarium set-up. Feed also vegetable foods such as cucumber, courgette (zucchini) and sinking tablets. Remarks: This species was first published in the magazine DATZ in January 1992 as the L-number 90.

Common Name:

Papa Panaque, L090






Peru: Solimões River (in the Amazon River drainage)


40.0cm. (16ins)


24-29°c (75-85°f.)




Lujan, NK and CC Chamon (2008) Two new species of Loricariidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes) from main channels of the upper and middle Amazon Basin, with discussion of deep water specialization in loricariids. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 19: 271–282.



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