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Scientific Name Trichomycterus spegazzinii  (Berg, 1897)
Common Name
Type Locality Río de Cachi, Salta Province, Argentina, elevation 2500-2800 meters.
Synonym(s) Pygidium spegazzinii
Etymology Trichomycterus: From the Greek trichos, meaning hair and mykter, meaning nose; in reference to the barbels. 
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Size 108mm or 4.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Provinces of Salta and Catamarca, Argentina.
Mar Chiquita, Dulce (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Salado (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Mar Chiquita, Dulce, Sali (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 Anales del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Buenos Aires v. 5, pp267.
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Last Update 2016 May 11 14:52 (species record created: 2011 Feb 05 12:02)