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Scientific Name Trichomycterus ruitoquensis  Ardila Rodríguez, 2007
Common Name
Type Locality Río Riofrío, sector ''La Clausen'', tributary to río de Oro, cuennca alta del río Lebrija, sistema río Magdalena, Municipio de Floridablanca, Departamento de Santander, Colombia, elevation 1000 meters.
Etymology Trichomycterus: From the Greek trichos, meaning hair and mykter, meaning nose; in reference to the barbels. 
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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.
Compatibility .
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Peces del Departamento de Santander - Colombia. No. 3, pp [3], 3 pls.; figs. 1-8.
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Last Update 2017 Mar 19 04:44 (species record created: 2017 Jan 30 21:08)