Trichomycterus striatus (Meek & Hildebrand, 1913)
Trichomycterus striatus
photo by Brown, C.

Family:  Trichomycteridae (Pencil or parasitic catfishes), subfamily: Trichomycterinae
Max. size:  8.4 cm (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Central and South America: Río Magdalena drainage, Colombia on the Atlantic drainage to the Río Cocle del Norte, Panama. On the Pacific side, it is known from the Río Dagua, Colombia, to the Río Grande de Térraba drainage in Costa Rica.
Biology:  Inhabits brooks and creeks of low to moderate current velocity, between 20 and 2500 m elevation. Eats aquatic insects.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 08 November 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 21.05.98
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 06.04.11
Checked by: Pinna, Mário de - 17.10.01

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