Cat-eLog Right Arrow Heptapteridae Right Arrow Rhamdia

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Scientific Name Rhamdia xetequepeque  Silfvergrip, 1996
Common Name
Type Locality Jequetepeque River, just west of Chilete, 6°19.9'S, 78°25.9'W, Peru.
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'. Named after the type locality.
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Size 72mm or 2.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Jequetepeque River basin, Peru
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Upper Marañón, Jequetepeque (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Critically Endangered, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2014.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference A systematic revision of the neotropical catfish genus Rhamdia, pp 98, Pl. 2 (figs. 3-4)
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Last Update 2013 Sep 18 21:36 (species record created: 2011 Sep 24 10:42)