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Scientific Name Trichomycterus spilosoma  (Regan, 1913)
Common Name
Type Locality Río San Juan, Colombia.
Synonym(s) Pygidium spilosoma
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 250mm or 9.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Sipi and Tamana River basins, Colombia.
Colombia Pacific Rivers, San Juan (Colombia), Tamaña (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Colombia Pacific Rivers, San Juan (Colombia), Sipi (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 Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 8) v. 12 (no. 71), pp 468.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 21 10:11 (species record created: 2011 Feb 05 11:50)