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Scientific Name Trichomycterus brasiliensis  Lütken, 1874
Common Name
Type Locality Rio das Velhas, Minas Gerais State, Brazil.
Etymology Trichomycterus: From the Greek trichos, meaning hair and mykter, meaning nose; in reference to the barbels. 
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Size 133mm or 5.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: upper São Francisco River in Minas Gerais and in smaller adjoining basins in southeastern Brazil.
São Francisco, Upper São Francisco, Paraopeba (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 Oversigt over det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskabs Forhandlinger og dets Medlemmers Arbeider (Kjøbenhavn) 1874 (no. 1), pp 29 [1].
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Last Update 2017 Mar 17 00:55 (species record created: 2017 Jan 30 20:31)