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Scientific Name Trichomycterus itatiayae  Miranda Ribeiro, 1906
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Type Locality Ribeirão da Tapera, Mont-Serrat, Itatiaia, about 22°27'S, 44°50'W, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, elevation about 800 meters.
Synonym(s) Trichomycterus brasiliensis itatiayae
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 57mm or 2.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Rivers in Itatiaia mountains, upper reaches of Paraiba do Sul River basin in Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro State Rivers, Paraíba do Sul (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 Arquivos do Museu Nacional de Rio de Janeiro v. 13, pp p.? [15], Pl. 1 (figs. a-c).
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Last Update 2020 Sep 28 05:36 (species record created: 2006 Dec 25 14:49)