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Plectrochilus is a genus of catfishes (order Siluriformes) of the family Trichomycteridae. It includes three species, P. diabolicus, P. machadoi, and P. wieneri.

P. diabolicus and P. machadoi are found in the Amazon River basin in Brazil and Peru, while P. wieneri is found in the Napo River basin of Ecuador.

P. diabolicus grows to 4.8 centimetres SL. P. machadoi grows to 9.3 cm .

Specimens of P. machadoi have been found partially buried in the belly of a specimen of Pseudoplatystoma where it apparently had burrowed through the body wall.

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