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Scientific Name Trichomycterus spelaeus  DoNascimiento, Villarreal & Provenzano, 2001
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Type Locality Cueva Punto Fijo, en el caserío Punto Fijo, 7.5 kilometers north of Cerro Yolanda, Edo. Zulia, Venezuela, 10°57'10:N, 72°28'06''W.
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 54mm or 2.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Punto Fijo Cave, upper Guasare River basin in Venezuela.

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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 Boletin de la Sociadad Venezolana Espeleologia No. 35, pp 3, Figs 1-4.
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Last Update 2017 Mar 19 04:45 (species record created: 2017 Jan 30 21:10)