This is informational only. There are no Panaque suttonorum in the hobby nor are they being exported. All plecos being called Panaque suttonorum are actually from Upper Río Magdalena, Colombia and Río Cauca, Magdalena River drinage, Colombia. Anyone actively selling one either has the incorrect ID or knows the ID is incorrect and trying to sell it as the Panaque suttonorum to charge more money. Exporters for many years continue to use the incorrect ID and some importers are actively using the incorrect ID. The photo in this listing is a BEC.
You can read more about this HERE and HERE
We have asked several of the top catfish experts in the USA and abroad. They all say the same thing. They are not in the hobby.
To learn more about this fish please visit Planet Catfish.
South America: Río Negro below Río Yasa mouth, Santa Ana River drainage, Maracaibo basin, Zulia State, Venezuela.
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