Trichomycterus rivulatus Valenciennes, 1846
Trichomycterus rivulatus
photo by Cruz, R.C.

 Family:  Trichomycteridae (Pencil or parasitic catfishes), subfamily: Trichomycterinae
 Max. size:  37.4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 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.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology: 
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 02.06.94
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 20.06.11
 Checked by: Pinna, Mário de - 17.10.01

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