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Scientific Name Trichomycterus alterus  (Marini, Nichols & La Monte, 1933)
Common Name
Type Locality La Rioja, Río de Los Sauces, Argentina.
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 60mm or 2.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Humahuaca (Jujuy), Los Sauces River, Valle Guanchin (La Rioja) in Argentina.
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 American Museum Novitates No. 618, pp 2, Fig. 2.
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Last Update 2017 Mar 29 23:09 (species record created: 2016 May 10 18:36)