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Scientific NameTrichomycterus giarettai  Barbosa & Katz, 2016
Common Name
Type LocalitySmall stream tributary of the rio Parnaíba, Rio Parnaíba basin, Município de Cumari, Estado de Goias, Brazil, circa 18°22’52’’S, 48°06’56’’W, elevation about 590 meters.
EtymologyTrichomycterus: From the Greek trichos, meaning hair and mykter, meaning nose; in reference to the barbels. 
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FeedingThis 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.
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ReferencesVertebrate Zoology v. 66 (no. 3), pp 262, Fig. 1.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2017 Mar 19 04:51 (species record created: 2016 Dec 09 20:49)