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Scientific Name Ictalurus mexicanus  (Meek, 1904)
Common Names Rio Verde Catfish
Mexikansk Dværgmalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Tributary to Río Valles, Rascón, San Luis Potosí, Río Panuco basin, Mexico.
Synonym(s) Amiurus mexicanus
Pronunciation ick tal oo russ - mex ee kan uss
Etymology Ictalurus: From the Greek ichthys, meaning fish, and ailouros, meaning cat; literally "fish cat" (=catfish). The species is named for the country of Mexico.
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General Remarks This species is imperiled.
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Distribution Río Gallinas drainage above Cascada de Tamul(San Luis Potosí); upper Río Pánuco tributaries(Hildago, Queretaro, San Luis Potosí).
Panuco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Gallinas (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 2018.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Field Columbian Museum, Zoölogical Series v. 5, pp 15.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 25 13:07 (species record created: 2007 Apr 09 03:07)