Metadata

Trichomycterus chaberti

Durand 1968

Trichomycterus chaberti
Redrawn by Rhian Kendall from Durand (1968)
ORDERSUB-ORDERFAMILY
SiluriformesLoricarioideiTrichomycteridae

Synonyms

None.

Country

Bolivia

Types

Holotype: MNHN 1968-217 70.5mm TL. Paratypes: MHNG 1513.19-22 (ex-LSM) 29 specimens 39.0mm ‑ 129.5mm TL.

Distribution

Known only from the type locality: Grotte de Umayalanta, 8 km NW of the village of Torotoro, Department of Potosi, Province of Charcas, Bolivia (c.19oS, 66oW). This cave is in the Mamoré sub-basin of the Amazon basin (Schaefer 2011).

Habitat

The Grotte de Umayalanta is a vadose cave situated at a height of 2850m. In the November to March wet season the stream in the cave can rise to 20 m3s-1 and much detritus and animals are carried into the cave.

Systematics

No details are provided by Durand (1968).

Conservation Status

TLO [LC:3.1:2016]

(Carvajal, F., Maldonado, M., Sarmiento, J. & Van Damme, P. 2016. Trichomycterus chaberti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T22125A58720640.en. Downloaded on 10 July 2017). DD (IUCN, 1996, 2000). After a visit to the type locality in 1986 Guyot and Clavel (1987) reported that: “Dans tous les cours d’eau souterrains, nous avons pu observer de tres nombreux poissons depigementes, deja signales en 1966 par J. Chabert.”

Museum Holdings

As above only.

Key References

Durand, J. P. Journal Article 1968 Etude des poissons recoltes dans la Grotte de Umayalanta (Bolivie), Trichomycterus chaberti sp. n
Guyot, J. L. and Clavel, C. Journal Article 1987 Bolivie
Marcantono, O., Apoteker, A. and Guyot, J. L. Journal Article 1989 Las ultimas exploraciones espeleologicas en Bolivia. El potencial turistico de la region de Toro Toro
Miranda, G. and Pouilly, M. Book Section 2001 Biological and ecological adaptations in fishes of genus Trichomycterus to the cave environment in National park Torotoro (Potosi, Bolivia)
Pouilly, M and Miranda, G Journal Article 2003 Morphology and reproduction of the cavefish Trichomycterus chaberi abd the related epigean Trichonycterus cf. barbouri
Schaefer, S Book Section 2011 The Andes. Riding the tectonic uplift
Colihueque, N., Corrales, O, and Yáñez, M. Journal Article 2017 Morphological analysis of Trichomycterus areolatus Valenciennes, 1846 from southern Chilean rivers using a truss-based system (Siluriformes, Trichomycteridae)