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Scientific Name Trichomycterus potschi  Barbosa & Costa, 2003
Common Name
Type Locality Rio das Cachoeiras, serra do Matutu, Município de Mangaratiba, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Pronunciation trick oh mick terr uss.
Etymology Trichomycterus: From the Greek trichos, meaning hair and mykter, meaning nose; in reference to the barbels. 
Down arrow Species Information
Size 81mm or 3.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Down arrow Habitat Information
Distribution South America: coastal basins between Mangaratiba and Itaguaí in Rio de Janeiro, southeastern Brazil.
IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Down arrow Husbandry Information
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 Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 14 (no. 3), pp 282, Figs. 1-5.
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Last Update 2017 Mar 19 04:40 (species record created: 2016 May 11 17:11)