Serra do Ramalho

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Location of Serra do Ramalho city

The caves of the Serro da Ramalho karst area in the southwestern Bahia State, Brazil, have been explored since the early 2000s. The several large cave systems present a great biospeleological potential. Newly discovered species include the first troglobitic Amblypygi recorded for Brazil, Charinus troglobius Baptista & Giupponi, 2003, an eyeless harvestman (Giupponia chagasi Pérez & Kury, 2002), an as yet undescribed genus of spiders (Ochyroceratidae), and a species of catfish (Rhamdia enfurnada Bichuette & Trajano, 2005).[1]


  1. ^ Bichuette & Trajano 2005: 588


  • Bichuette, Maria Elina & Trajano, Eleonora (2005): A new cave species of Rhamdia (Siluriformes: Heptapteridae) from Serra do Ramalho, northeastern Brazil, with notes on ecology and behavior. Neotropical Ichthyology 3(4): 587-595. PDF
  • Baptista, R. L. C. & Giupponi, A.P.L (2003): A new troglomorphic Charinus from Minas Gerais State, Brazil (Arachnida: Amblypygi: Charinidae). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 7: 79-84.

Further reading[edit]

  • XXVII Congresso Brasileiro de Espeleologia (2003): O potencial espeleológico da Serra do Ramalho. Sociedade Brasileira de Espeleologia. Abstract (in Portuguese)

Coordinates: 13°34′19″S 43°35′52″W / 13.5719°S 43.5978°W / -13.5719; -43.5978