All FishesAuchenipteridaeCentromochlinaeTatia

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Scientific NameTatia musaica  Royero, 1992
Common NameNinja Tatia
Type LocalityRío Atuana, 12 kilometers from Caño Cabeza de Manteco, 4°47'N, 67°23'W, upper Orinoco drainage, Estado Amazonas, Venezuela.
PronunciationTA tee ah
EtymologyTatia: Named after the ichthyologist C. Tate Regan. 
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Size 47mm or 1.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
SexingMales have a modified anal fin similar to the gonopodium found in livebearing toothcarps. Females have a normal anal fin.
General RemarksThis species is very similar to Centromochlus orca. The two differ in distribution and also in the amount of black pigment on the body. T. musaica has more black on the upper and side body and tail than C. orca.
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DistributionSouth America: Atabapo and Autana River basins in upper Orinoco River drainage.
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Atabapo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco, Autana (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Nhamundá (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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FurnitureAs the common name for this family, woodcat, implies, these fish like pieces of wood with crevices and gaps to squeeze into.
BreedingUnreported.
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ReferencesActa Cientifica Venezolana v. 43 (no. 5)
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2018 Apr 15 01:34 (species record created: 2008 Nov 01 03:44)