Rhizosomichthys totae 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Siluriformes Trichomycteridae

Scientific Name: Rhizosomichthys totae
Species Authority: (Miles, 1942)
Common Name(s):
Spanish pez graso, runcho
Pygidium totae Miles, 1942
Taxonomic Notes: No entry for this species in Eschmeyer 91998). The only entry for totae in Eschmeyer is Pygidium totae valid as Trichomycterus totae both from the same family, Trichomycteridae, as Rhizosomichthys. FishBase records R. totae as a synonym of T. totae based on Burgess (1989). Stiassny and Harrison (1999) indicate that this may just be a "fat form of Trichomycterus".

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Previously published Red List assessments:
1994 Extinct (Ex)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Was known only from the Lake Tota basin.
Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1996. Rhizosomichthys totae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T19661A9001955. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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