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Scientific Name Rhamdia laticauda  (Kner, 1858)
Common Names Longfin Antenna Catfish
Longflossen-Antennenwels (Germany)
Type Locality Mexico
Synonym(s) Pimelodus brachycephalus, Pimelodus brachypterus, Pimelodus hypselurus, Pimelodus laticaudus, Pimelodus motaguensis, Pimelodus petenensis, Pimelodus polycaulus, Pimelodus rogersi, Pimelodus salvini, Rhamdia amatitlanensis, Rhamdia brachycephalus, Rhamdia brachypterus, Rhamdia cabrerae, Rhamdia guatemalensis sacrifici, Rhamdia hypselurus, Rhamdia laticauda laticauda, Rhamdia laticauda typhla, Rhamdia motaguensis, Rhamdia petenensis, Rhamdia regani, Rhamdia rogersi, Rhamdia sacrificii, Rhamdia salvini, Rhamdia typhla, Rhamdia underwoodi
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 200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
General Remarks Typical in highland brooks and in rivers or creeks of moderate to high current velocity, found between 35 and 1350 m elevation. Lives on sand and stone bottoms where it feeds on aquatic insects and in caves.
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Distribution River basins from central Mexico to northern Panama: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Panama.
Costa Rica Pacific Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guatemala Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Honduras waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Mexico Pacific Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Mexico Caribbean Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Panama Caribbean Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Panama Pacific Rivers (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 Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 26 (s. 373)
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Last Update 2011 Jul 06 14:59 (species record created: 2011 Feb 03 18:48)