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Scientific Name Trichomycterus pirabitira  Barbosa & Azevedo-Santos, 2012
Common Name
Type Locality Small stream between Carmo do rio Claro and Conceição da Aparecida, tributary of rio Grande, rio Paraná basin, ca. 21°8′53′′S, 46°14′95′′W, Estado de Minas Gerais: Município de Conceição da Aparecida, Brazil, elevation ca. 960 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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General Remarks The original description of this species includes a mis-reported longitude (46°14'95"W). Here the type locality is plotted as 46°14'9.5"W.
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Distribution Trichomycterus pirabitira is known from two streams, tributaries of the upper rio Grande, rio Parana basin, southeastern Brazil: rio Cuiaba, and a small river without name.
La Plata, Paraná, Upper Paraná, Grande (Parana basin) (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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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 Vertebrate Zoology v. 62 (no. 3), pp 358, Fig. 1-2.
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Last Update 2022 Jan 10 04:44 (species record created: 2017 Jan 30 20:57)