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Scientific Name Trichomycterus santanderensis  Castellanos-Morales, 2007
Common Name
Type Locality Cave El Puente, 7°09'49"N, 73°17'21"W, Portugal Street, Municipio of Lebrija, upper Lebrija River basin, Santander, Colombia.
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 South America: Colombia, Cave El Puente. Cave El Puente is located in the center of a mountain to the west of the Andean mountain range in Colombia and is not registered in the speleological inventory of Santander.

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IUCN Red List Category Critically Endangered, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2020.
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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. User data.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa No. 1541, pp 50, Figs. 2-3.
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Last Update 2024 Mar 31 08:26 (species record created: 2017 Jan 30 21:08)