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Silver arowana

Silver arowana

Asian arowana

Asian arowana

Black arawana

Black arawana

Zapoara

Zapoara

Disk tetra

Disk tetra

White-blotched river stingray

White-blotched river stingray

Sail fin pleco

Sail fin pleco

Dwarf goonch

Dwarf goonch

Banded leporinus

Banded leporinus

Tucanare peacock bass

Tucanare peacock bass

Watermelon Pleco

Watermelon Pleco

Ripsaw catfish

Ripsaw catfish

Lince Catfish

Lince Catfish

Xingú Royal Pleco

Xingú Royal Pleco

Facts

LatinPanaque cf. armbrusteri "Xingú" (L027)
Size40 cm
FoodCoatings on rocks and roots
HabitatRivers
IUCN

Not evaluated

LocationXingú river and Iriri river in Brazil
Map

Living in waterfalls

This species lives directly in the waterfalls of the Great Xingú River. Despite the strong current, this species can stick with its suction mouth to the rocks

Dam causing problems

While there are many gold nugget plecos in the Rio Xingú today, this can quickly change. In 2015, the large Belo Monte Dam was built. When an area is dammed, it changes the aquatic environment, which can make it uninhabitable for the fish.

Den Blå Planet participates

By 2015, our animal keeper Peter participated in an expedition to the Xingú River to map the fish species in the river before the dam began.


Arapaima

Piranha

Stream aquarium

Under the riverbank

South America's rainforest

The plants in the river

River deep

Armored predators

Conservation of species

California kingsnake

River pool

Archerfish

Endangered species

Lake Tanganyika

Lake Malawi