Cat-eLog Right Arrow Heptapteridae Right Arrow Rhamdia

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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 165mm or 6.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Essequibo, Branco, Negro, Tocantins and Trombetas River basins, Brazil and 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 (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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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Reisen in Britisch-Guiana in den Jahren 1840-44.
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Last Update 2011 Jan 27 07:24 (species record created: 2009 Dec 19 14:32)