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Scientific Name Trichomycterus barbouri  (Eigenmann, 1911)
Common Name
Type Locality Río Beni, eastern Bolivia.
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 37mm or 1.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Beni River basin in Bolivia.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Beni (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Salado (Santa Fe), Horcones (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Mar Chiquita, Segundo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Cuarto (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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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 Annals of the Carnegie Museum v. 7 (no. 2), pp 214, Pl. 32.
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Last Update 2016 Oct 08 03:16 (species record created: 2016 Oct 07 15:59)