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  • Rhamdia argentina
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Scientific Name Rhamdia argentina  (Humboldt, 1821)
Common Name
Type Locality Río Magdalena near Chilloa, Colombia.
Synonym(s) Pimelodus argentinus
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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General Remarks Catalog of Fishes holds this species as "status uncertain".
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Distribution Colombia.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Voyage de Humboldt et Bonpland, Deuxième partie. v. 2
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Last Update 2011 Jul 03 12:55 (species record created: 2011 Mar 31 15:07)