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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Trichomycterus alterus (Marini, Nichols & La Monte, 1933)|
|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.|
|Size||60mm or 2.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|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.|
|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)|