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Scientific Name Satan eurystomus  Hubbs & Bailey, 1947
Common Names Widemouth Blindcat
Bredmundet Blindmalle (Denmark)
Type Locality An artesian well [depth 381 m], near San Antonio, about 29°30'N, 98°30'W, Bexar County, Texas, U.S.A.
Pronunciation say TAN - yew ree stow muss
Etymology After the Prince of Darkness; in reference to the cavernicolous habit. From the Greek eurys, meaning wide, and stoma, meaning mouth (or opening).
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Size 110mm or 4.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification No eyes; white or pink. Jaw teeth well developed; lips at corner of mouth thinck; lower jaw normal in shape, slightly shorter than upper jaw. Separate gill membranes with strong fold between them. Broad, flat head and snout. Long, high adipose fin. Relatively short anal fin, rounded in outline, 19-20 rays. Caudal fin truncate or slightly emarginate. Lateral-line canals and pores on head well developed.
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Distribution North America. Known from 5 artesian wells penetrating San Antonio Pool of Edwards Aquifer in and near San Antonio, Bexar County in Texas, USA.

Found in depths of 305-582 m underground.
San Antonio Artesian Wells (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Vulnerable, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2012.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology University of Michigan No. 499, pp 8, Pl. 1 (figs. 1-3).
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Last Update 2019 Sep 25 12:37 (species record created: 2006 Dec 26 17:52)