Rhamdia guatemalensis

Günther, 1864
Rhamdia guatemalensis
according to the origin Guatemala
Pimelodus guatemalensis
has Pimelodus boucardi
has Pimelodus deppei
has Pimelodus godmanni
has Pimelodus micropterus
has Pimelodus wagneri
has Rhamdia barbata
has Rhamdia bransfordii
has Rhamdia depressa
has Rhamdia guatemalensis decolor
has Rhamdia guatemalensis muriei
has Rhamdia guatemalensis stygaea
has Rhamdia heteracantha
has Rhamdia nasuta
has Rhamdia oaxacae
Peten Catfish
Length (total)
approx.  31 cm
Recommended tank size
180 cm
río Chagres
laguna El Guamuchal

Panama, Colón, Escuintla, Suchitepéquez

Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua

Caribic ↓ Pacific ↓

˜[ 14.133,-91.550 ]
Map to Rhamdia guatemalensis
Type of water
Clear water, Brackish water
Nutrition (mostly): carnivore
Eats plants
not known
13 soft rays
incised / concave, round
little longer at the bottom than at the top
I / 6 rays
slightly convex
9 soft rays
Sympatric with
Argopleura magdalenae
Astyanax sp.
Creagrutus affinis
Creagrutus dulima
Creagrutus magdalenae
Geophagus steindachneri
Gephyrocharax melanocheir
Hemibrycon sp.
Hoplias malabaricus
Kronoheros umbrifer
Microgenys minuta
Parodon magdalenensis
Poecilia reticulata
Poecilia sphenops
Roeboides dayi
Sternopygus aequilabiatus
not known
  • Silfvergrip, A.M.C. , 1996 "A systematic revision of the neotropical catfish genus Rhamdia (Teleostei, Pimelodidae)" P. 96
  • Reis, R.E., Kullander, S.O. & Ferraris, C.J. et.al., 2003 "Check List of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America" P. 424
Pic. 2: Rhamdia guatemalensis
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