|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Trogloglanis pattersoni Eigenmann, 1919|
|Common Names||Toothless Blindcat
Tandløs Blindmalle (Denmark)
|Type Locality||Artesian well in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.|
|Pronunciation||Troh gloh glare nees|
|Etymology||From the Greek trogle, meaning hole, and glanis, meaning catfish. The specific epithet comes from J. T. Patterson, who collected the fish.|
|Size||90mm or 3.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||No eyes; white or pink body; red mouth (from blood pigments). No jaw teeth; lips at corner of mouth thin; short lower jaw curved upwards and into mouth; snout overhangs mouth. Fused gill membranes with barely visible fold between them. Anal rays 16-17.|
|General Remarks||Listed as Vulnerable (D2) in the IUCN Red List.|
|Distribution||North America: known from 5 artesian wells penetrating San Antonio Pool of Edwards Aquifer in and near San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA. Found at a depth of 305-582 m.
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|IUCN Red List Status||Vulnerable|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Proc. Am. Philos. Soc.v. 58 (no. 6) - pp397 - Figs. 1-2
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||-1 Nov 30 00:00 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 10:12)|