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Scientific Name Tatia reticulata  Mees, 1974
Common Name Driftwood Catfish
Type Locality Karanambo, Rupununi, Guyana.
Synonym(s) Centromochlus reticulatus
Pronunciation TA tee ah
Etymology Tatia: Named after the ichthyologist C. Tate Regan. The specific epithet is in reference to the reticulated body patterning.
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Size 27mm or 1.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Mature males exhibit modified anal fin copulatory organ.
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Distribution Rupununi River: Guyana
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo, Rupununi (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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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 Has been bred in the aquarium. Eggs are very small, are usually laid in small quantities with equally small fry.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zoologische Verhandelingen (Leiden) No. 132, pp 90, Fig. 25.
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Last Update 2023 Mar 10 09:42 (species record created: 2002 Jun 05 00:00)