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T. chiltoni

ANSP 91039 (1 ex.); CAS 57596, Holotype; CAS 57597(68 ex.) Paratypes; CAS 57598 (4 ex.) Paratypes;

  • Wolmar Benjamin Wosiacki (2004): New species of the catfish genus Trichomycterus (Siluriformes, Trichomycteridae) from the headwaters of the rio São Francisco basin, Brazil. Zootaxa 592, 1-12: 9-9, URL:http://www.zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:003431F8-DD57-4C9A-ACF9-B7F180E65729
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Distribution

South America: western drainages in central Chile.
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Western drainages in central Chile.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

17.0 cm (male/unsexed; (Ref. 39970))
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Type Information

Paratype for Pygidium chiltoni Eigenmann
Catalog Number: USNM 84350
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Radiograph
Collector(s): C. Eigenmann
Year Collected: 1919
Locality: Estero Nonguen, Concepcion., Chile, South America
  • Paratype: Eigenmann, C. H. 1927. Memoirs of the National Academy of Science. 22 (2): 40, pl. VIII: figs. 1-1a; pl XIII: figs. 5, 6.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
2.3

Year Assessed
1996
  • Needs updating

Assessor/s
World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Reviewer/s

Contributor/s

History
  • 1994
    Endangered
    (Groombridge 1994)
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Threats

Data deficient (DD)
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of no interest
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Wikipedia

Trichomycterus chiltoni


Trichomycterus chiltoni is a species of pencil catfish endemic to Chile. This species grows to a length of 17 centimetres (6.7 in).

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