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Trichomycterus gasparinii  Barbosa, 2013

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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);  gasparinii: Named for João Luis Rosetti Gasparini who first collected the new species in the field.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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South America: Rrio Reis Magos basin in Brazil.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94725)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10; Vertebrae: 36 - 38. Distinguished by having seven pectoral-fin rays. Can be further diagnosed from other species by having the following combination of characters: opercular odontodes vertically arranged; deeper metapterygoid, much deeper than wide (vs. wider than deeper in T. itatiayae); pectoral-fin filament about 40% of pectoral-fin length, head width 73.0-81.6% of head length; caudal fin subtruncate; caudal peduncle depth 9.9-11.9%; absence of two anterior pores of infraorbital series; 12-13 pleural ribs; 7 branchiostegal rays; and color pattern with horizontal row of brown blotches on the flank (Ref. 94725).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Barbosa, M.A., 2013. Description of two new species of the catfish genus Trichomycterus (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) from the coastal river basins, southeastern Brazil. Verteb. Zool. 63(3):269-275. (Ref. 94725)

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=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .