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  • Trichomycterus immaculatus
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Scientific Name Trichomycterus immaculatus  (Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889)
Common Name
Type Locality Juiz de Fora, River Parahybuna; São Matheos; Juiz de Fora; Goiás, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Pygidium immaculatum
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 93mm or 3.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Paraíbuna River, Paraíba do Sul River basin.
Rio de Janeiro State Rivers, Paraíba do Sul, Paraibuna (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 Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 2) v. 2, pp 52.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 28 05:40 (species record created: 2004 Mar 08 00:00)