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Scientific Name Trichomycterus weyrauchi  (Fowler, 1945)
Common Name
Type Locality Acobamba, near Tarma, Río Ucayali drainage, Peru, elevation 2900 meters.
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 49mm or 1.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Ucayali River basin (elevation 2900 m) in Peru.
IUCN Red List Category Endangered, 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 Notulae Naturae (Philadelphia) No. 159, pp 7, Figs. 10-12.
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Last Update 2017 Mar 19 04:49 (species record created: 2017 Jan 30 21:17)