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Trichomycterus cachiraensis  Ardila Rodríguez, 2008

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Trichomycteridae (Pencil or parasitic catfishes) > Trichomycterinae
Etymology: Trichomycterus: Greek, thrix = hair + Greek, mykter, -eros = nose (Ref. 45335);  cachiraensis: Named for its type locality, the municipality of Cáchira, Departamento de Norte de Santander, Colombia.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: Colombia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83636)

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This species differs from its congeners by the following characters: anterior fontanel variably absent; posterior fontanel reduced to a small circular foramen and entirely located on the parieto-supraoccipital (Ref. 83636).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The rivers where the species was captured is of crystalline waters, with huge stones and sandy bottom. Temperature at the time of the collection is 17ºC. This species is associated with Astroblepus sp. One individual has 138 mature ova. Stomach contents include small shrimps and larvae of macroinvertebrates. The forest comprise of plants like the eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus), willow (Salix humboldtiana), Rubus floribundus and pine (Cupressus lusitanica) (Ref. 83636).

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Ardila Rodríguez, C.A., 2008. Trichomycterus cachiraensis (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae), nueva especie del Río Cachira, cuencia del Río Magdalena, Colombia. Dahlia (Rev. Asoc. Colomb. Ictiól.) 10:33-41. (Ref. 83636)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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