This is a large genus with
over 100 species described. Habitat:
This species occurs in the rivers Dagua, San Juan,
Sipí and Tamaná, in the Upper Cauca
and Pacific river systems of Colombia (Maldonado-Ocampo
et al. 2005, 2008, Castellanos-Morales and Galvis
2012). Its type locality is Sipí in the Chocó
Department, and Tamaná River, in the San Juan
River basin (Regan 1913). Diet: Will
feed on most aquarium fare such as tablet, frozen
and live foods. Remarks:
Trichomycterus spilosoma is affected by anthropogenic
factors, such as mining, illegal logging, and deforestation
for agricultural use, all of which lead to erosion,
increased sedimentation, and pollution of the water.
However, it has a relatively wide distribution (EOO
= 41,750 km2) and does not qualify for a threatened
category. Hence, it is listed as Least Concern (IUCN
South America: Sipi and Tamana River basins in Colombia.
Type locality: Type locality: Rio
Sipi and Rio Tamana, Colombia.
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