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Type Locality - Undescribed Species
Etymology/Derivation of Scientific Name
Distribution (Native and Introduced)
U.S. distribution: Restricted to the Rio Grande basin from New Mexico south through Texas and into Mexico as far as the Rio San Fernando (Hubbs et al. 2008); extirpated in some areas; however, species may still occur in the rios Conchos, Salado, and San Fernando in Mexico.
Texas distribution: Native to the Rio Grande and Big Aguja Creek (Davis Mountains) in west Texas (Hubbs et al. 2008).
Abundance/Conservation status (Federal, State, NGO)
Special Concern (Texas; Hubbs et al. 2008).
Age at maturation:
Growth and Population structure:
Phylogeny and morphologically similar fishes
Commercial or Environmental Importance
Ictalurus sp. may have been negatively impacted by irrigation and indiscriminant stockings of channel catfish (I. punctatus) in west Texas (Hubbs et al. 2008), likely contributing to extirpation of this species in the area.
Hubbs, C., R.J. Edwards, and G.P. Garrett. 2008. An annotated checklist of the freshwater fishes of Texas, with keys to identification of species. Texas Journal of Science, Supplement, 2nd edition 43(4):1-87.