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Scientific Name Rhamdia foina  (Müller & Troschel, 1849)
Common Name
Type Locality Takutu, Guyana.
Synonym(s) Pimelodus foina, Rhamdia holomelas rupununi
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 164mm or 6.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Guyana.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco (Roraima) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Trombetas (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
Down arrow Further Information
Reference Reisen in Britisch-Guiana, pp 628.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 28 15:30 (species record created: 2009 Dec 19 14:32)