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Scientific Name Trichomycterus tenuis  Weyenbergh, 1877
Common Name
Type Locality Small lake in Sierra de Cordoba, near Villa Cruz del Eje, Santa Fe, 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 30mm or 1.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Córdoba Sierra in Argentina.
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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 Actas de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias Exactas, Buenos Aires. v. 3 (no. 1), pp 12, Pl. 3 (figs. a-c).
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Last Update 2017 Mar 19 04:46 (species record created: 2017 Jan 30 21:13)