Metadata

Phreatobius dracunculus

Muriel-Cunha and De Pinna 2007

ORDERSUB-ORDERFAMILY
SiluriformesSiluroideiPhreatobiidae

Synonyms

None.

Country

Brazil

Types

Holotype: MZUSP 93955. Paratypes: MZUEL 4761; MZUSP 91680, MZUSP 93956, MZUSP 93957, MZUSP 93958.

Distribution

Known only from the type locality: Hand-dug well in settlement of Rio Prado, about 90 kilometers south of City of Porto Velho, area of Rio Branco drainage, Rondônia State, Brazil. 9°34'10.7"S, 63°58'08.2"W.

Conservation Status

NE

Museum Holdings

As above only.

Key References

Shibatta, OA, Muriel-Cunha, J and De Pinna, MCC Journal Article 2007 A new subterranean species of Phreatobius Goeldi, 1905 (Siluriformes, incertae sedis) from the southwestern Amazon basin
Ohara, W.M., Da Costa, I.D. and Fonseca, M.L. Journal Article 2016 Behavioiur, feeding habits and ecology of the blind catfish Phreatobius sanguijuela (Ostariophysi: Siluriformes)