Chiapas catfish

It first came to the attention of scientists in 1996 when Rócio Rodiles-Hernández, a Mexican ichthyologist conducting a biotic survey on the river, collected the first specimens from the Chiapas-Guatemala border.

The Chiapas catfish lives in the pelagic, freshwater, depth range 0 - 18 m environment.

The Chiapas catfish, Lacantunia enigmatica, is an unusual species of catfish (Order Siluriformes) newly described in 2005 from the Lacantún River in the Mexican state of Chiapas. More

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“Realizing now that the Chiapas catfish is highly unusual, it is critical that we learn the details of its diet and habitat requirements and reproductive biology,” Lundberg said. “This will require a focused study of the species in its natural habitat. More

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download from a link on the Chiapas catfish Wikipedia page (as is the earlier scientific description of this fish). Posted by: Al Horn | August 3, 2007 10:40 PM If this polar migration explanation is accurate, we ought to be able to find catfish fossils in Canada. More

Common names

bagre de Chiapas in Spanish (español)
Chiapas catfish in English

Order : Siluriformes
Family : Lacantuniidae
Genus : Lacantunia
Species : Lacantunia enigmatica
Authority : Rodiles-Hern