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  • Rhamdia reddelli
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Scientific Name Rhamdia reddelli  Miller, 1984
Common Name
Type Locality Cueva del Nacimiento del Río San Antonio, about 9 kilometers southwest of Acatlán, about 18°12'N, 98°02'W, Oaxaca state, Atlantic slope of Mexico.
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 in honor of James R. Reddell a pioneer in cave exploration in Latin america.
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Size 99mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification A subterranean species of Rhamdia with a broad, moderately depressed skull in adult, long head, almost no pigmentation, and lacking eyes. Also differs from its closest relatives (R.laticauda) in having a much longer head and adipose fin, with the dorsal fin overlapping the adipose fin as well as longer maxillary barbels.
General Remarks A subterranean species of Rhamdia.
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Distribution Caves in Papaloapan basin, Mexico.

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IUCN Red List Category Critically Endangered, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History v. 20 (no. 8), pp 136, Fig. 1.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 26 07:54 (species record created: 2013 Apr 14 01:03)