Trichomycterus trefauti

This is a small, cylindrical catfish which can most readily be distinguished from its congeners by its uniformly grey colouring, marked only by a distinctive elliptical dark spot at the base of the caudal fin.

The Trichomycterus trefauti lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

Trichomycterus trefauti is a species of catfish. It is presently only known from the upper basin of the São Francisco River in Minas Gerais state, Brazil. More

The new candiru catfish, named Trichomycterus trefauti, has just been described by ichthyologist Wolmar Wosiacki of Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi (MPEG) in the latest issue of the journal Zootaxa. More

Order : Siluriformes
Family : Trichomycteridae
Genus : Trichomycterus
Species : Trichomycterus trefauti
Authority : Wosiacki, 2004