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Scientific Name Trichomycterus mondolfi  (Schultz, 1945)
Common Name Bagre De Chacaito (Argentinian)
Type Locality Quebrado Chacaito near Caracas, Estado de Mirando, Río Tuy system, Venezuela.
Synonym(s) Pygidium mondolfi
Pronunciation trick oh mick terr uss. - mon doll fye
Etymology Trichomycterus: From the Greek trichos, meaning hair and mykter, meaning nose; in reference to the barbels. 
Down Species Information
Size 61mm or 2.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Viewed from the side, there are two broken bands running the length of the body.
General Remarks This catfish is only known from a handful of streams around Caracas. Pollution and development are destroying the last few natural habitats of this fish. It will likely be extinct by 2020 or sooner.
Down Habitat Information
Distribution South America: Tuy River basin in Venezuela.
Tuy (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 6.6 - 7.4
Temperature 23.0-25.0°C or 73.4-77°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters Water should be well oxygenated.
Down Husbandry Information
Feeding Live, frozen and dry foods are readily accepted. User data.
Furniture A substrate of gravel and sand decorated with medium and large well-rounded stones.
Compatibility Peaceful smaller tankmates. This species is not a parasite.
Suggested Tankmates Found in nature alongside tetras, Chaetostoma spp., and small Rhamdia.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
Down Further Information
Reference Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences v. 35 (no. 1), pp 29, Fig. 1.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 19 02:34 (species record created: 2005 May 23 00:00)