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Scientific Name Trichomycterus borellii  Boulenger, 1897
Common Name
Type Locality Río de Belén, Catamarca Province, Argentina.
Synonym(s) Pygidium schmidti
Etymology Trichomycterus: From the Greek trichos, meaning hair and mykter, meaning nose; in reference to the barbels. 
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Size 110mm or 4.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution River Mendoza, Palnira, 400 m, Argentina. Cachi Province Salta, Argentina.Lesser, Salta, Bolivia.
Colorado, Desaguadero, Mendoza (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.
Compatibility .
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Anales del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Buenos Aires v. 5, pp266.
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Last Update 2013 Feb 20 11:06 (species record created: 2011 Feb 05 12:15)