Photo: Mexican blindcat (Prietella phreatophila) at the Conservation Department of the San Antonio Zoo. This species is endangered on the IUCN Red List as well as on the US Federal list.

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Mexican blindcat (Prietella phreatophila) at the Conservation Department of the San Antonio Zoo.
This species is endangered on the IUCN Red List as well as on the US Federal list.

This stygobitic catfish is known from about a dozen sites in Coahuila, Mexico and is listed as endangered in both Mexico and the United States. A single population (represented by this individual) was recently discovered in Val Verde County, Texas, after two decades of searching by cave biologists. The San Antonio Zoo Department of Conservation and Research (SAZ DOCR) maintains a captive colony of this species, including two individuals that have been in captivity for over twenty years. Members of the Blindcat Working Group (a multinational team of researchers) are exploring the geographic distribution and population genetics of this species using eDNA, Next Generation sequencing, and boots-on-the-ground field efforts.

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All prints by Joel Sartore are archival.

Framing and matting includes a satin finish black wooden frame, a 3” white acid-free matte, and plexiglass. The frames are custom made and can take 5 business days to be prepared.

Our canvas gallery wraps are professionally printed and stretched over a durable frame. This can take 5 business days to be prepared. They are finished with an open-style back with a hanger, and arrive ready to display.

Sizes shown are approximate. The sizes are in inches and denote the size of the image itself. Each image is printed with a white border, so the paper size is larger than the image size. If you need a print sized exactly, please let us know when you place your order. Custom sizes are also available. Custom orders take longer to fulfill than standard orders.

Signed prints may take longer if Joel is traveling, which is often, as he continues to add species to the Photo Ark.

All prints are created at the time of purchase. Because of this, we do not accept returns or exchanges for prints. The only exception is if the print is not up to our pristine standards. Any flaws must be brought to our attention within 5 business days.

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