|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Centromochlus heckelii (De Filippi, 1853)|
|Common Name(s)||Driftwood Catfish|
|Type Locality||Río Napo, Amazon system, Peru.|
|Synonym(s)||Auchenipterus heckelii, Centromochlus steindachneri|
|Pronunciation||cent row MOCK luss - hek elle eye|
|Etymology||Centromochlus: From the Greek kenteo, meaning sting and mochlos, meaning lever or crowbar; in reference to the long spines.|
|Size||70mm (2.8") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: Amazon and Orinoco River basins.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|Furniture||As the common name for this family, woodcat, implies, these fish like pieces of wood with crevices and gaps to squeeze into. Larger specimens will gregariously take refuge in pipes.|
|References||Rev. Mag. Zool. (Ser. 2)v. 5 - pp167 |
|Registered Keepers||(1) arapaimag, (2) Marc van Arc.
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|Last Update||2006 Aug 22 09:38 (species record created: 2006 Dec 26 12:48)|