Trichomycterus maracaiboensis

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Trichomycterus maracaiboensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Trichomycteridae
Genus: Trichomycterus
T. maracaiboensis
Binomial name
Trichomycterus maracaiboensis
(Schultz, 1944)
  • Pygidium banneaui maracaiboensis Schultz, 1944
  • Trichomycterus banneaui maracaiboensis (Schultz, 1944)

Trichomycterus maracaiboensis is a species of pencil catfish endemic to Venezuela, where it occurs in the San Juan river, a tributary to the Motatán river in the Lake Maracaibo basin.[1][2] This species reaches a maximum length of 4.4 centimetres (1.7 in) in the wild; in aquaria, it may grow up to 6 centimetres (2.4 in) TL.[2]


  1. ^ a b Reis, R. & Lima, F. (2009). "Trichomycterus maracaiboensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2009: e.T167752A6376962. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009-2.RLTS.T167752A6376962.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Trichomycterus maracaiboensis" in FishBase. July 2014 version.