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|Trichomycterus alternatus (Eigenmann, 1917)
|Rio Doce, near the village Rio Doce, Minas Gerais, Brazil [20°14'41"S, 42°53'45"W].
|Pygidium alternatum, Pygidium travassosi, Trichomycterus alternatum, Trichomycterus travassosi
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|Trichomycterus: From the Greek trichos, meaning hair and mykter, meaning nose; in reference to the barbels.
|81mm or 3.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
|In well fed individuals, one can see the egg mass through the belly of the female.
|South America: coastal river basins in Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo, Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro State Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Espirito Santo State Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category
|Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2018.
|6.5 - 7.5
|21.0-27.0°C or 69.8-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
|Prefer cooler water, dissolved oxygen saturation is better to the higher level. A good current is also preferred.
|Live or frozen food is well accepted, as is commerical dry prepared foods. Be careful not to overfeed. User data.
|Will do best in a sandy bottom with some cobble / pebble substrates. Plants are not necessary but can provide some hiding places as would driftwood.
|Keep with similarly sized fish (so the catfish won't be eaten) but is active enough to compete with them for food.
|There is no breeding report.
|Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society v. 56, pp 700.
|There is no registered keeper.
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|2019 Sep 29 02:47 (species record created: 2006 Dec 26 07:48)