Trichomycterus sketi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Siluriformes Trichomycteridae

Scientific Name: Trichomycterus sketi Castellanos-Morales, 2011
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): Sanchez-Duarte, P.
Reviewer(s): Tognelli, M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Tognelli, M.
Although this species has a very restricted distribution, there are no known major threats currently affecting its population. Therefore, it is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species, endemic to Colombia, is known from the Magdalena system, where it is restricted to the subterranean system of La Paz municipality, Upper Opón River basin, Santander Department. Its type locality is Municipio La Paz, Vereda Casas Blancas, Cueva del Indio (6°50'21"N, 73°05'18"W), Santander Department, at an of elevation of 2,157 m (Castellanos-Morales 2011).
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Lower elevation limit (metres):2100
Upper elevation limit (metres):2200
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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:It inhabits freshwater wells in subterranean caves with rocky substrate and abundant sediment, mostly from bat guano (Castellanos-Morales 2011).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: The species is not utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats currently affecting this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place for this species. Research is needed to better determine its distribution and population size and trends.

Citation: Sanchez-Duarte, P. 2016. Trichomycterus sketi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T64792696A64890650. . Downloaded on 25 September 2018.
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