All FishesTrichomycteridaeTrichomycterinae ⇒ The genus Trichomycterus

 
Hop to next section Summary of Trichomycterus
Pronounced trick oh mick terr uss.
Etymology Trichomycterus: From the Greek trichos, meaning hair and mykter, meaning nose; in reference to the barbels.
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.
Size Smallest 30mm, largest 374mm, average 94mm, most commonly 60mm. All SL.
Species There are 152 "species" in the database
New spp. / time
1750 1770 1790 1810 1830 1850 1870 1890 1910 1930 1950 1970 1990 2010 
 
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