Metadata

Trichomycterus sketi

Castellanos-Morales 2010

ORDERSUB-ORDERFAMILY
SiluriformesLoricarioideiTrichomycteridae

Note

Trichomycterus sketi is a relatively recently evolved hypogean fish which has only incipient troglomorphies.

Synonyms

None.

Country

Colombia

Types

Holotype: CAC-CDMB 104 61.5mm SL. Paratypes: ANSP 189652 60.0mm SL, CAC-CDMB 105 55.9mm SL, CAC-CDNB 110 45.2mm and 55.3mm SL, IAvH-P 11806 45.7mm SL, MBUCV-V-35641 45.6mm SL, MLS 20.5mm SL, UIS-Th 1718 43.8mm SL.

Distribution

Known only from the type locality: Cueva del Indio, vereda Casas Blancas, Municipio La Paz, Departmento de Santander, Colombia. 73o05'18"W, 6o50'21"N. Elevation 2157m.

Systematics

There are no data on the relationships of this species.

Conservation Status

TLO [LC:3.1:2016]

(Sanchez-Duarte, P. 2016. Trichomycterus sketi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T64792696A64890650.en. Downloaded on 11 July 2017).

Museum Holdings

CAC-CDMB 139 49.1mm SL, MBUCV-V-35642 45.0mm SL.

Key References

Sket, B. Journal Article 1988 Speleobiological investigations in the Colombian Andes 1984
Ardila Rodríguez, CA Journal Article 2006 Trichomycterus sandovali, (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) a new species of a troglodytic fish (cave restricted) for the Department of Santander - Colombia. Peces del Departamento de Santander - Colombia
Castellanos-Morales, CA Journal Article 2007 Trichomycterus santanderensis: A new species of troglomorphic catfish (Siluriformes, Trichomycteridae) from Colombia
Castellanos-Morales, CA Journal Article 2008 Trichomycterus uisae: A new species of hypogean catfish (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) from the northeastern Andean Cordillera of Colombia
Castellanos-Morales, C.A., Marino-Zamudio, L.L., Guerrero, L. and Maldonado-Ocampo, J. Journal Article 2011 Peces del departamento de Santander, Colombia
Castellanos-Morales, C.A. and Galvis, F. Journal Article 2012 Las especies del genero Trichomycterus (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) en Colombia
DoNascimiento C., Herrera-Collazos E.E., Herrera-R G.A., Ortega-Lara A., Villa-Navarro F.A., Usma-Oviedo J.S. and Maldonado-Ocampo J.A. Journal Article 2017 Checklist of the freshwater fishes of Colombia: a Darwin Core alternative to the updating problem
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)