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Scientific Name Trichomycterus megantoni  Fernández & Quispe ChuquihuamanĂ­, 2007
Common Name
Type Locality Santuario Nacional Machiguenga Megantoni, Quebrada Earoto, Urubamba River, Ucayla basin, Perú, elevation 2100 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 101mm or 4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Trichomycterus megantoni has been collected at several localities from southea.
IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, 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 Zootaxa 1545, pp 50, Figs. 1-3.
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Last Update 2021 Jul 14 02:21 (species record created: 2017 Jan 30 20:48)