Andean catfish

Andean catfish

Z605/1866 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.0MB

Downloadable file size: 1.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: DR MORLEY READ/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Andean catfish (Astroblepus ubidiai) being held in a hand. This fish, also called Prenadilla, is only found in Ecuador, where it inhabits freshwater rivers, springs and karsts. It is currently (as of 2008) listed as a critically endangered species on the World Conservation Union (IUCN) Red List, meaning that it is extremely likely to become extinct in the near future unless the circumstances threatening it improve. Its total area of occupancy is less than 10 square kilometres, due to habitat loss caused by pollution. Photographed in Pichincha, Ecuador.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1, almost extinct, andean catfish, animal, aquatic, astroblepus ubidiai, base, biological, biology, bony fish, bottom, catfish, critically endangered species, ecuador, endemic, fauna, fish, freshwater fish, hand, held, hold, holding, human, ichthyological, ichthyology, nature, one, palm, people, person, pichincha, pisces, single, south america, south american, tropical, upside-down, ventral side, wildlife, zoological, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.