All FishesAuchenipteridaeCentromochlinaeTatia

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Scientific Name Tatia gyrina  (Eigenmann & Allen, 1942)
Common Names Woodcat
Zwergdornwels (Germany)
Type Locality Compagnia Creek, Suriname.
Synonym(s) Centromochlus creutzbergi, Centromochlus gyrinus, Tatia creutzbergi
Pronunciation TA tee ah - jeye rin ah
Etymology Tatia: Named after the ichthyologist C. Tate Regan. 
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Size 70mm or 2.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification May easily be mistaken as juveniles of Glanidium leopardus with which it is distinguished by means of the pectoral spines (having projections vs. smooth) and by the number of rays in the anal fin (8-9 vs. 12-14).
Sexing Sexual dimorphism in males appear at a length of 3.5-4.0 cm.
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Distribution South America: Suriname and Marowijne River basins.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Suriname (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Marowijne (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Furniture As the common name for this family, woodcat, implies, these fish like pieces of wood with crevices and gaps to squeeze into.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Zool. Verh. (Leiden)No. 132 - pp84 - Fig. 10d, 21
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Last Update 2008 Nov 16 02:30 (species record created: 2001 Apr 13 00:00)