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Scientific Name Trichomycterus punctatissimus  Castelnau, 1855
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Araguay, 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 280mm or 11" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Araguaia River basin in Brazil.
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 Animaux nouveaux or rares v. 2, pp 49, Pl. 24 (fig. 3).
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Last Update 2017 Mar 19 04:41 (species record created: 2017 Jan 30 20:59)