Rhizosomichthys totae Miles, 1942

Greasefish, Lake Tota feeler fish, Pez grasso, Tota catfish, Pez graso, Runcho

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Pygidium totae Miles, 1942 (protonym)

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: 1957 or 1958

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)

 

Distribution

Lake Tota, Colombia

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

SU 37074

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Miles, C. (1942). Descripcion sistematica del “pez graso” del Lago de Tota (Boyacá). Caldasia 5: 55-58.

 

Other references:

Burgess, W. E. (1989). An atlas of freshwater and marine catfishes. A preliminary survey of the Siluriformes. T. F. H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey (USA). 784 pp.

Groombridge, B. (ed.). 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Mesa-Salazar, L. & Mojica, J. 2016. Rhizosomichthys totae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T19661A61472482. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T19661A61472482.en. Accessed on 09 July 2022.

Mojica J. I., C. Castellanos, J. S. Usma, and R. Álvarez. (2002). Libro Rojo de los Peces Dulceacuicolas de Colombia. La serie libros rojos de especies amenazadas de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Ministerio del Medio Ambiente, Bogotá, D.C.

Mojica, J.I., Usma, J.S., Álvarez-León, R. and Lasso, C.A. 2012. Libro rojo de peces dulceacuícolas de Colombia. Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt, Bogotá.

Schaefer, Scott A. and Fernández, Luis. (2009). Redescription of the Pez Graso, Rhizosomichthys totae (Trichomycteridae), of Lago de Tota, Colombia, and Aspects of Cranial Osteology Revealed by Microtomography. Copeia 2009(3): 510-522. [Abstract]

World Conservation Monitoring Centre. (1996). Rhizosomichthys totae. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. (http://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 01 February 2012.

http://www.fishbase.org/summary/rhizosomichthys-totae.html

http://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/1730/rhizosomichthys-totae-pez-graso

https://shoalconservation.org/finding-the-fat-catfish/

 

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