Toothless blindcat

This species inhabits subterranean habitats.

The Toothless blindcat lives in the bathydemersal, freshwater, depth range 305 - 582 m environment.

The comparative anatomy of the toothless blindcat, Trogloglanis pattersoni Eigenmann, with a phylogenetic analysis of the ictalurid catfishes Authors: Lundberg, J.G. More

The toothless blindcat, Trogloglanis pattersoni is a species of catfish (order Siluriformes) of the family Ictaluridae. This species inhabits subterranean habitats. More

widemouth and toothless blindcats, invaded cavities to escape cold temperatures. Over time they adapted to life deep underground; adaptations and identifying characteristics include no eyes, no pigment and no swim bladder. More

Toothless blindcat (Trogloglanis pattersoni) = Species information - * Facts & Status * Description * Range & Habitat More

As the toothless blindcat occurs only in one underground pool, any change in the pool environment could rapidly impact the entire population, making this species very vulnerable to extinction. More

The toothless blindcat (Trogloglanis pattersoni) lacks jaw teeth, has lower jaw curved into mouth, and fused gill membranes (Page and Burr 1991). Monotypic genus (Cooper and Longley 1980). More

Eigenmann, the toothless blindcat, and status of Satan eurystomus Hubbs and Bailey, the widemouth blindcat. Endangered Species Report, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Albuquerque, NM. Lundberg, J.G. 1982. More

51752 Status of the Toothless Blindcat and the Widemouth Blindcat Longley, Glenn Karnei Jr. More

toothless blindcat is one of only two troglobitic (cave-adapted) catfish known in North America. It has very weak jaws and a suckerfish-type mouth. The toothless blindcat occurs in the artesian zone of the Edwards Aquifer near (and underneath) San Antonio. More

Toothless Blindcat lives in the San Antonio Pool of the Edwards Aquifer in and near San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas, and is thought to be common. More

Similar species: The Toothless Blindcat, Trogloglanis pattersoni, lives sympatrically with the Widemouth Blindcat, but lacks jaw teeth, has the lower jaw curved into the mouth, and has fused gill membranes. More

The toothless blindcat is a troglobitic catfish of the family Ictaluridae. It was named Trogloglanis pattersoni by Eigenmann in 1919. It is considered to be the most highly specialized member of the family. More

Common names

Slepik bezzebny in Polish (polski)
Sokkomonni in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Sokkopiikkimonni in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Tandløs blindmalle in Danish (dansk)
toothless blindcat in English
洞鮰 in Chinese (中文)
洞鮰 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Siluriformes
Family : Ictaluridae
Genus : Trogloglanis
Species : Trogloglanis pattersoni
Authority : Eigenmann, 1919