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Trichomycterus gorgona  Fernández & Schaefer, 2005

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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);  gorgona: Named for Gorgona Island, the type locality of this species.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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South America: Gorgona Island in Colombia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55665)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Distinguished from all congeners in having a thick transverse skin flap between the pelvic fins. Further differs by the following combination of characters: presence of eight or nine paired ribs, reduced pigmentation, and eyes reduced to small ovoid dots. Shares features commonly observed among troglomorphs, yet is distinguished from troglobitic Trichomycterinae in having the maxillary barbel extending to the anterior pectoral-fin margin, nasal barbels reaching the opercular odontodes, three supraorbital pores on the head, eight pectoral-fin rays and the first ray prolonged as a filament, tip of adpressed pelvic-fin not reaching anal-fin origin, 39-40 vertebrae, eight to 13 opercular odontodes, 14-15 interopercular odontodes (Ref. 55665).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Fernández, L. and S.A. Schaefer, 2005. New Trichomycterus (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) from an offshore Island of Colombia. Copeia 2005(1):68-76. (Ref. 55665)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00759 (0.00272 - 0.02113), b=3.07 (2.83 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming Fec < 100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .