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Scientific Name Trichomycterus lauzannii  Miranda & Fernández, 2020
Common Name
Type Locality Echuramara stream, tributary of the Río Macharaipo, Beni basin, Madidi protected area [corrected], Departamento La Paz, Provincia de Franz Tamayo, Bolivia, 14°41'06"S, 68°15'33"W, elevation 1875 meters.
Pronunciation trick oh mick terr uss.
Etymology Trichomycterus: From the Greek trichos, meaning hair and mykter, meaning nose; in reference to the barbels. Lauzannii, in reference to Dr. Laurent Lauzanne, one of the first ichthyologists to work systematically on Bolivian ichthyofauna.
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Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Beni (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 6.8 - 7.2
Temperature 14.0-16.0°C or 57.2-60.8°F (Show species within this range)
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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 Copeia v. 108 (no. 3), pp 459, Figs. 1-2.
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Last Update 2021 Sep 01 15:02 (species record created: 2020 Jul 31 17:57)