in the in the sand of shallow rivers and creeks; parasitic,
entering gill chambers of larger catfishes; also known
for entering, probably by mistake, the ureta of mammals
urinating under water. Aquarium Care:
Seldem kept in the Aquarium due to their plain appearance
and there preference to hide. Needs a substrate of
fine gravel or mulm. Diet: Daphnia
and mosquito larvae. Remarks:
This species is more elongated than T.
with larger eyes.
South America:Orinoco River basin, Venezuela. Type
locality: Río Negro, below the mouth
of the Río Yasa, Maracaibo basin, Venezuela.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. Evers, H.-G. & I.Seidel: Mergus,
Baensch Catfish Atlas Volume 1, 1st English edn.,