Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Ictaluridae
(North American freshwater catfishes)
Etymology: Trogloglanis: Greek, trogle = hole + Greek, glanis a fish that can eat the bait without touching the hook; a cat fish (Ref. 45335); pattersoni: Troglo (Greek)=a hole or cave; glanis (Greek)=a kind of fish; pattersoni, named after Professor J.T. Patterson, of the University of Texas, who secured the specimen referred to by Eigenmann (1919) from San Antonio Texas (Ref. 79012). More on author: Eigenmann.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; bathydemersal; depth range 305 - 582 m. Deep-water; 30°N - 29°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5723); common length : 6.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193)
North America: 5 artesian wells penetrating San Antonio Pool of Edwards Aquifer in and near San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas in the USA.
Inhabits subterranean waters.
Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 1991. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 432 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01108 (-0.26105 - 0.28320), b=3.03 (2.89 - 3.16), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .