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Scientific Name Trichomycterus lewi  Lasso & Provenzano, 2003
Common Name
Type Locality Río Kukenán, cabeceras, valle between los tepuyes Roraima and Kukenán, Gran Sabana, 5°06'30"N, 60°49'48"W, Estado Bolívar, Venezuela.
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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Distribution South America: Venezuela.

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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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 Revista de Biología Tropical v. 50 (no. 3-4) [for 2002], pp 1144, Figs. 7, 2B-6B.
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Last Update 2021 Jul 14 02:21 (species record created: 2017 Jan 30 20:45)