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Scientific Name Trichomycterus taenia  Kner, 1863
Common Name
Type Locality Western slope of the Andes of Ecuador.
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 111mm or 4.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Ecuadorian Andes.
IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2014.
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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 Sitzungsberichte der Königlich Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu München 1863, v. 2, pp 228, "Fig. 16" (unpublished).
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Last Update 2017 Mar 19 04:46 (species record created: 2017 Jan 30 21:12)