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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.
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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.
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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, Texas, USA. Found at a depth of 305-582 m.
San Antonio Artesian Wells (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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