|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Prietella phreatophila Carranza, 1954|
|Common Names||Mexican Blindcat
Mexikansk Blindmalle (Denmark)
|Type Locality||Well at base of Sierra de Santa Rosa, ca. 27°55'N, 101°07'W, Múzquiz, Coahuila state, Mexico.|
|Etymology||Prietella: Named after Carlos Prieto. The word phreatophilia literally means attracted to or living in a well. This refers to the specimen's place of residence, which is either a cave or a natural well (aquifer).|
|Distribution||Central America: wells near the Sierra de Santa Rosa in Coahuila, Mexico
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|IUCN Red List Status||Endangered|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Ciencia (Mex. City)v. 14 (nos. 7-8) - pp132 - Pl. 1
A Field Guide To Freshwater Fishes North America
North American Native Fishes for the Home Aquarium
American Aquarium Fishes
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|Last Update||2015 May 24 12:59 (species record created: 2002 Feb 21 00:00)|