Environmental Biology of Fishes

, Volume 81, Issue 4, pp 369–370 | Cite as

Threatened fishes of the world: Trichomycterus chungaraensis Arratia 1983 (Trichomycteridae)

  • Rodrigo Pardo
  • Irma Vila
Threatened Fishes of the World


Trichomycterus chungaraensis is an endemic and endangered fish from the south high Andean plateau; mainly due to its habitat total extension thus has been calculated to be 2,910 m2 and inhabiting solely in Mal Paso stream, at the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and Lauca National Park.


Catfish Altiplano Endangered species Lauca National Park 


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  3. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) (1994) 1994 IUCN red list of threatened animals. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UKGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Facultad de CienciasUniversidad de ChileSantiagoChile

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