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Trichomycterus tiraquae  (Fowler, 1940)

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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).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical; 28°C - 37°C (Ref. 72406)

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South America: thermal stream in Bolivia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 72406)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Distinguished from Trichomycterus therma by having prepelvic length 56.6-57.6% of SL (vs. 58.7-61.0); head width 17.4-18.9% SL (vs. 19.1-22.8); and submaxillary barbel length 43.3-54.8% SL (vs. 23.9-37.5). Shares with Trichomycterus corduvensis for having the shape of maxilla, which has anterior process enlarged and equal to, or longer than the main axis of the bone and with an anterolateral orientation (Ref. 72406).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Fernández, L. and G. Miranda, 2007. A catfish of the genus Trichomycterus from a thermal stream in southern South America (Teleostei, Siluriformes, Trichomycteridae), with comments on relationships within the genus. J. Fish Biol. 71(5):1303-1316. (Ref. 72406)

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):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .