Trichomycterus santanderensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Siluriformes Trichomycteridae

Scientific Name: Trichomycterus santanderensis Castellanos-Morales, 2007
Taxonomic Source(s): Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.). 2014. Catalog of Fishes. Updated 23 July 2014. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2014-10-10
Assessor(s): Villa-Navarro, F.
Reviewer(s): Tognelli, M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Tognelli, M.
Although this species has a very restricted distribution, there appears to be no major threats currently affecting its population. Therefore, it is listed as Least Concern. Monitoring of its population is recommended.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Colombia where it is known only from the type locality, a subterranean system in Cueva El Puente (7°09'49"N, 73°17'21"W), Portugal Street, Upper Lebrija River basin, Santander Department (Castellanos-Morales 2007).
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Population [top]

Population:There are no data on population size and trends for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species inhabits subterranean caves with small, shallow wells with rocky bottoms and sediments, interconnected by channels (Castellanos-Morales 2007).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: The species is not utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appears to be no major threats affecting the species as the cave is in an area where sustainable agro-forestry is practiced and, consequently, it has not been affected by agrochemical products (Castellanos-Morales 2007).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place for this species. It does not occur in any protected area. Conservation and management of the cave is recommended. Research is needed to better determine its distribution and population size and trends and the threats that may be affecting it.

Citation: Villa-Navarro, F. 2016. Trichomycterus santanderensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T64792693A64890645. . Downloaded on 19 September 2018.
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