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, preferred ?; 30°N - 29°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5723); common length : 6.9 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.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. (Ref. 5723)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00244 - 0.01238), b=3.11 (2.91 - 3.31), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 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) .