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  • Tatia aulopygia
  • Tatia aulopygia
  • Tatia aulopygia
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Scientific Name Tatia aulopygia  (Kner, 1858)
Common Name Black Pigmy Driftwood Cat
Type Locality Rio Guaporé, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Centromochlus aulopygius
Pronunciation TA tee ah
Etymology Tatia: Named after the ichthyologist C. Tate Regan. 
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Size 159mm or 6.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Mature males exhibit modified anal fin copulatory organ.
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Distribution South America: Guaporé River basin.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Mamoré, Guaporé (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
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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 Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wien v. 26 (s. 373) 432 [62] Pl. 8 (fig. 25)
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Last Update 2010 Mar 11 05:36 (species record created: 2003 Aug 23 00:00)