Prietella lundbergi Walsh & Gilbert, 1995
Phantom blindcat
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Family:  Ictaluridae (North American freshwater catfishes)
Max. size:  4.52 cm SL (female)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  North America: Tamesí River drainage, northeastern México.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): -7; Anal soft rays: -16; Vertebrae: -37. Endopterygoid present; principal caudal fin rays 8+9; hypural fusion pattern of caudal fin PH;1+2;3+4+5. Branchiostegal rays 8; gill rakers 17; swim bladder reduced or absent; emarginate to weakly forked caudal fin; deeply notched adipose fin; head length 25.4% of SL; pelvic fin length 12.4% of SL.
Biology:  Cave-restricted species.
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 06 December 2018 (D2) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.10.98
Modified by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 11.09.02

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