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|Scientific Name||Tatia galaxias Mees, 1974|
|Common Names||Milky Way Woodcat
|Type Locality||Caño de Quiribana into Río Orinoco, Venezuela.|
|Pronunciation||TA tee ah - GAL axe ee ass|
|Etymology||Tatia: Named after the ichthyologist C. Tate Regan.|
|Size||90mm or 3.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||T. galaxias is often confused with T. intermedia, and fish in shops is often labeled T. galaxias when it is in fact T. intermedia. Both species have dark base with light spots, but on T. intermedia the spots are off-white and fade with age. In T. galaxias the spots are bright white, and the body velvety black. The body shape of T. galaxias is also more slender.
Considered by some authors to be a sub-species of the very similar T. aulopygia.
|Sexing||Mature males exhibit modified anal fin copulatory organ.|
|Distribution||Venezuela: Orinoco Basin
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.0 - 7.0|
|Temperature||22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)|
|Furniture||As the common name for this family, woodcat, implies, these fish like pieces of wood with crevices and gaps to squeeze into.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Zoologische Verhandelingen (Leiden) No. 132, pp 85, Fig. 23.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 22 06:32 (species record created: 2001 Sep 23 00:00)|