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Rhamdia laticauda  (Kner, 1858)

Filespine chulín
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Heptapteridae (Three-barbeled catfishes)
Etymology: Rhamdia: Brazilian vernacular name, Nhamdia/Jamdia (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.5 - ? ; dH range: 14 - ?.   Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 2059)

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North and Central America: Central Mexico to northern Panama, in both Pacific and Caribbean slopes.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36880)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species has the following characters: pigmented body; functional eyes; dorsal fin base 10.2-13.4% of SL; origin of adipose fin posterior to the anus; maxillary barbels extend to a point between the pectoral-fin origin and that of the pelvic fin (Ref. 108688).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Typical in highland brooks and in rivers or creeks of moderate to high current velocity, found between 35 and 1350 m elevation. Lives on sand and stone bottoms where it feeds on aquatic insects (Ref. 36880) and in caves (Ref. 27297).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Bockmann, Flavio | Collaborators

Bockmann, F.A. and G.M. Guazzelli, 2003. Heptapteridae (Heptapterids). p. 406-431. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 36914)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00498 - 0.01748), b=3.04 (2.88 - 3.20), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .