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Scientific Name Ictalurus pricei  (Rutter, 1896)
Common Name Yaqui Catfish
Type Locality San Bernardino Creek, Rio Yaqui, Arizona, U.S.A. or n. border of Sonara, Mexico.
Synonym(s) Amiurus meeki, Villarius pricei
Pronunciation ick tal oo russ - pry see aye
Etymology Ictalurus: From the Greek ichthys, meaning fish, and ailouros, meaning cat; literally "fish cat" (=catfish). Named to honour William Wightman Price.
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Size 550mm or 21.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
General Remarks Fishbase lists 57cm TL.
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Distribution North America: Rio Yaqui and Rio Casas Grandes drainages in northwestern Mexico and (presumably) extreme southeastern Arizona in USA.
Casas Grandes (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Mexico Pacific Rivers, Yaqui (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Endangered
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. (Ser. 2)v. 6 - pp257
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Last Update 2011 Jan 30 05:51 (species record created: 2005 May 31 00:00)