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  • Rhamdia guatemalensis
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Scientific Name Rhamdia guatemalensis  (Günther, 1864)
Common Name Peten Catfish
Type Locality Huamuchal, Guatemala.
Synonym(s) Pimelodus guatemalensis
Pronunciation ram dee ah
Etymology The name Rhamdia is apparently a misspelling of 'nhamdiâ', an orthographic variant of the Tupi-Guarani name for the fish, 'jandiá'. 
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Size 280mm or 11" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Central and South America: Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico to the Río Sinu, on the Atlantic drainage of Colombia and in rivers of the Pacific side of Colombia.
Colombia Caribbean Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Colombia Pacific Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guatemala Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2018.
pH 6.0 - 7.6
Temperature 22.0-28.0°C or 71.6-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 5, pp 122.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 08 07:59 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 12:33)