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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).
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Distribution Central America: wells near the Sierra de Santa Rosa in Coahuila, Mexico
Wells in Mexico (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Cave wells in Texas (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Endangered
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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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)