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  • Trichomycterus auroguttatus
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Scientific Name Trichomycterus auroguttatus  Costa, 1992
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Marimbondo, tributary of Rio Preto, Rio Paraiba basin, 1 kilometer west of Visconde de Mauá, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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 61mm or 2.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Marimbondo River, tributary of the Preto River, Paraíba do Sul River basin.
Rio de Janeiro State Rivers, Paraíba do Sul, Prêto (Minas Gerais), Marimbondo (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.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
Down arrow Further Information
Reference Revue française d'Aquariologie Herpétologie v. 18 (no. 4) [for 1991], pp 105, Fig. 6.
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Last Update 2020 Nov 08 14:43 (species record created: 2006 Dec 26 12:12)