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  • Trichomycterus albinotatus
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Scientific Name Trichomycterus albinotatus  Costa, 1992
Common Name
Type Locality Visconde de Maua, 1 km west of Maromba, Rio Preto, Rio Paraiba basin, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Etymology Trichomycterus: From the Greek trichos, meaning hair and mykter, meaning nose; in reference to the barbels. 
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Size 46mm or 1.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Preto River, tributary of Paraíba do Sul River.
Rio de Janeiro State Rivers, Paraíba do Sul, Prêto (São Paulo) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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Feeding This genus takes live or frozen food is well accepted, as is commerical dry prepared foods. Be careful not to overfeed. In nature, they feed on small invertebrates living at the bottom.
Compatibility .
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Rev. Fr. Aquariol.v. 18 (no. 4) (1991) - pp102 - Figs. 1-2
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Last Update 2006 Jul 24 04:20 (species record created: 2006 Dec 25 19:54)