This catfish was for many
years thought to be Panaque suttonorum (suttoni?)
but it is now finely recognised to be Panaque
cochlidon. This mistake was rectified when again
looking at Schultz's original description of P.
suttonorum, which was totally different,
and was also from a different location. See
The smaller Panaques are actually Panaqolus
and the larger species are Panaque. Description:
The differences are that Panaque have 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 the former also grow quite a bit larger.
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 Panaque
(Panaqolus) are wood eaters so would need
this in an aquarium set-up. Feed also vegetable foods
such as cucumber, courgette (zucchini) and sinking
Known for its blue eyes.
Colombia, Rio Magdalena and Rio Cauca. Type
locality: Aus dem Cauca, dem grössten
Nebenflusse des Magdalenen-Stromes, Colombia.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. ScotCat
no.71 May 2002.