Trichomycterus maracaya - new species


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A Brazilian scientist has described another new species of trichomycterid catfish from the waters of southeastern Brazil.

The new species, called Trichomycterus maracaya, has just been described by Bockmann and Sazima in the journal of Neotropical Ichthyology and was found in the upper Rio Parana river system.

The catfish is believed to fall within the the T. brasiliensis species group, which includes T. iheringi, T. mimonha, T. potschi, T. vermiculatus and several species currently awaiting description.

For more details see: Bockmann, FA & I Sazima, 2004. Trichomycterus maracaya, a new catfish from the upper Rio Parana, southeastern Brazil (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae), with notes on the T. brasiliensis species-complex. Neotropical Ichthyology 2: 61-74.