Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total):
7; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 5. This species
is distinguished by its large and almost spoon-shaped
teeth characteristic of Panaqolus but bifid
instead of most generally unicuspid in congeners,
and characterised by its specific barcode sequence
(JF747003). 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. Aquarium Care: Peaceful in the aquarium but not suitable
for planted tanks as they are plant eaters. Diet:
Wood eaters so would need this in an aquarium set-up.
Feed also vegetable foods such as cucumber and courgette
(zucchini) and sinking tablets. Etymology:
Pseudoqolus is a portmanteau of the Greek
word pseudes (false) and the genus name Panaqolus,
indicating that although this genus may look superficially
like Panaqolus, such an appearance is false.;
koko: The name koko is a Wayana Amerindian
name meaning night, in reference to the dark colouration
of the species, and in allusion to the similarly coloured
and named Panaqolus
noun in apposition.
Antecume Pata in upper Maroni River basin, French
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from the Guianas: the Panaque group, a molecular appraisal
with description of new species. Cybium 36(1):163-193.
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