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Scientific Name Trichomycterus albinotatus  Costa, 1992
Common Name
Type Locality Visconde de Maua, 1 kilometer west of Maromba, Rio Preto, Rio Paraiba basin, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, elevation above 1,100 meters.
Pronunciation trick oh mick terr uss.
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 in Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro State Rivers, Paraíba do Sul, Prêto (Minas Gerais) (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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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.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Revue française d'Aquariologie Herpétologie v. 18 (no. 4) [for 1991], pp 102, Figs. 1-2.
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Last Update 2021 Jan 10 07:53 (species record created: 2006 Dec 25 19:54)