|All Fishes Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Rhamdia reddelli Miller, 1984|
|Type Locality||Cueva del Nacimiento del Río San Antonio, about 9 kilometers southwest of Acatlán, about 18°12'N, 98°02'W, Oaxaca state, Atlantic slope of Mexico.|
|Pronunciation||ram dee ah|
|Etymology||The name Rhamdia is apparently a misspelling of 'nhamdiâ', an orthographic variant of the Tupi-Guarani name for the fish, 'jandiá'. Named in honor of James R. Reddell a pioneer in cave exploration in Latin america.|
|Size||99mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||A subterranean species of Rhamdia with a broad, moderately depressed skull in adult, long head, almost no pigmentation, and lacking eyes. Also differs from its closest relatives (R.laticauda) in having a much longer head and adipose fin, with the dorsal fin overlapping the adipose fin as well as longer maxillary barbels.|
|General Remarks||A subterranean species of Rhamdia.|
|Distribution||Caves in Papaloapan basin, Mexico.
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|IUCN Red List Category||Critically Endangered, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History v. 20 (no. 8), pp 136, Fig. 1.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 26 07:54 (species record created: 2013 Apr 14 01:03)|