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Scientific Name Trichomycterus caipora  Lima, Lazzarotto & Costa, 2008
Common Name
Type Locality Município de Conceição de Macabu, lagoa Feia drainagem rio Macabu basin, rio Macabu upstream if the confluence of rio Carocango and rio Macabu, 22°04'51.8"S, 41°58'55.3'W, Estado de 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. 
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Size 116mm or 4.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Brazil. Known from the type locality in the mountain streams of the rio Macabu basin, lagoa Feia drainage, serra de Macaé, northern Rio de Janeiro State, southeastern Brazil. The new species can be found in several sites in the upper an.
Rio de Janeiro State Rivers, Lower Macabu (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 Neotropical Ichthyology v. 6 (no. 3), pp 316, Figs. 1-3.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 27 04:39 (species record created: 2017 Jan 30 20:32)