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Scientific Name Trichomycterus pseudosilvinichthys  Fern√°ndez & Vari, 2004
Common Name
Type Locality Río Amarillo at Famatina, 28°55'S, 67°31'W, eastern slope of Sierra de Famantina, Dept. Chilecito, Province de La Rioja, Argentina.
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 67mm or 2.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Western Argentina.

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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 Copeia 2004 (no. 4), pp 876, Figs. 1-2.
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Last Update 2021 Aug 24 06:04 (species record created: 2017 Jan 30 20:59)