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Scientific Name Trichomycterus bomboizanus  (Tortonese, 1942)
Common Name
Type Locality Río Bomboiza, Ecuador.
Synonym(s) Pygidium bomboizanum
Etymology Trichomycterus: From the Greek trichos, meaning hair and mykter, meaning nose; in reference to the barbels. In reference to the Rio Bomboiza
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Size 112mm or 4.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Bomboiza River basin, Ecuador.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Upper Marañón, Santiago, Zamora, Bomboiza (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 Tortonese [E.] 1942:113 [1], Pl. 1 [Bollettino dei Musei di Zoologia ed Anatomia Comparata Torino (Ser. 4) v. 49 (no. 121).
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Last Update 2014 Jul 27 08:59 (species record created: 2011 Feb 05 12:46)