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Scientific Name Trichomycterus nigroauratus  Barbosa & Costa, 2008
Common Name
Type Locality Cachoeira da Usina, rio do Barreiro, tributary of rio Paraíba do Sul basin, 22°40'29.5"S, 44°34'49.6"W, Município de São José do Barreiro, Estaqddo de São Paula, Brazil, elevation 600 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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Rio de Janeiro State Rivers, Paraíba do Sul (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2018.
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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 aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology v. 14 (no. 4), pp 175, Figs. 1-2, 7A, 8A.
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Last Update 2022 Mar 05 01:52 (species record created: 2022 Mar 04 13:21)