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Panaque nigrolineatus (Royal plec; Royal panaque; Royal catfish; Panaque)

Synonyms: Chaetostomus nigrolineatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

Panaque nigrolineatus, the royal panaque, royal plec, or royal pleco, is a herbivorous freshwater armored catfish native to Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela where it occurs in the Orinoco and Amazon basins. It is known for being one of the few fish that digest wood. It is the type species of its genus. It grows to a length of 43.0 centimetres (16.9 in) and is a popular aquarium fish.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Reserva de la Biosfera de Yasuni Biosphere Reserve 4156313 Ecuador  

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


Amazon; America, South - Inland waters; Brazil; Canada; Colombia; Neotropical; Orinoco; South America: Orinoco and southern middle and lower Amazon River tributaries.; Venezuela;

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