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T. pardus ZBK

ROM 51717 (3 ex.);

  • 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: 10-10, URL:http://www.zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:003431F8-DD57-4C9A-ACF9-B7F180E65729
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T. rivulatus ZBK

CAS 58092 (2 ex.); CAS 58093 (3 ex.); ROM 40769 (1 ex.);

  • 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: 10-10, URL:http://www.zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:003431F8-DD57-4C9A-ACF9-B7F180E65729
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T. rivulatus ZBK ,

MNHNC 2347, 2 specimens.

  • Luis Fernández, Roberto Quispe Chuquihuamani (2007): A new species of Trichomycterus (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) from the Andean Cordillera of Perú with comments on relationships within the genus. Zootaxa 1545, 49-57: 50-50, URL:http://www.zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:B3AF9BBA-6758-47E5-AF1F-9CF7209B3E9C
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T. quechuorum

AMNH 2035/sw (1 ex.);

  • 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: 10-10, URL:http://www.zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:003431F8-DD57-4C9A-ACF9-B7F180E65729
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Distribution

South America: High-altitude lakes and streams in the central Andean range (including Lakes Titicaca and Poopó), from Lake Junin in the north to Chilean region of Tarapacá in the south, spanning western Bolivia, Peru and northern Chile.
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High altitude lakes and streams in central Andean range: Bolivia, Chile and Peru.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

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

Paratype for Pygidium atochae
Catalog Number: USNM 167864
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Radiograph
Collector(s): W. Allen
Year Collected: 1919
Locality: Bolivia, Rio De Atocha, Atocha, Bolivia, South America
  • Paratype: Allen, W. R. 1942. Fishes of western South America. Part I. The intercordilleran and Amazonian lowlands of Peru. Part II.- The high pampas of Peru, Bolivia, and northern Chile. With a revision of the Peruvian Gymnotidae, and of the genus Orestias. 156, pl. 13; figs. 3-5.
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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
LR/nt
Lower Risk/near threatened

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

Lower Risk: near threatened (LR/nt)
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Wikipedia

Trichomycterus rivulatus

Trichomycterus rivulatus is a species of pencil catfish that is native to high-altitude Andean streams and lakes. This species grows to a length of 37.4 centimetres (14.7 in) TL.

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