|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Trichomycterus maracaya Bockmann & Sazima, 2004|
|Common Name||Margay Pencil Catfish|
|Type Locality||Unnamed streamlet at the foothill of the Morro de Ferro, about 46°31'50"S, 21°46'45"W, rio Pardo basin, Poços de Caldas, Minas Gerais State, Brazil.|
|Pronunciation||trick oh mick terr uss.|
|Etymology||Trichomycterus: From the Greek trichos, meaning hair and mykter, meaning nose; in reference to the barbels. The specific epithet "maracaya" (also "mbaracaya") is a Tupi-Guarani Amerindian name for the margay wild cat (Leopardus wiedii), an allusion both to the blotched pigmentation pattern of the new species and its predatory habits on vertebrates (tadpoles).|
|Size||51mm or 2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: Rio Pardo drainage, upper Rio Paraná, south-eastern Brazil.
La Plata, Paraná, Upper Paraná, Pardo (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.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Neotropical Ichthyology v. 2 (no. 2), pp 63, Figs. 1-8.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 07 10:46 (species record created: 2006 Oct 07 07:24)|