|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Trichomycterus maracaya Bockmann & Sazima, 2004|
|Type Locality||Brazil, Minas Gerais, Poços de Caldas, rio Pardo basin, unnamed streamlet at the foothill of the Morro do Ferro (about 46°31'50''S, 21°46'45''W)|
|Etymology||Trichomycterus: From the Greek trichos, meaning hair and mykter, meaning nose; in reference to the barbels. The specific epithet "maracaya" (also "mbaracaya") is a Tupi-Guarani Amerindian name for the margay wild cat (Leopardus wiedii), an allusion both to the blotched pigmentation pattern of the new species and its predatory habits on vertebrates (tadpoles).|
|Size||51mm (2") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: Rio Pardo drainage, upper Rio Paraná, south-eastern Brazil.
La Plata, Paraná, Upper Paraná, Pardo (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|Furniture||In the wild found in small streams with a sand and rock bottom with no vegetation. The captured fish were found hiding under rocks.|
|Compatibility||Found in the wild with T. alterus.|
|References||Neotropical Ichthyol. 63 Figs. 1-8|
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|Last Update||2013 Apr 19 20:08 (species record created: 2006 Oct 07 07:24)|
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