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Jump to next section Summary of Centromochlus
Pronouncedcent row MOCK luss
EtymologyCentromochlus: From the Greek kenteo, meaning sting and mochlos, meaning lever or crowbar; in reference to the long spines.
FurnitureAs 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.
SizeSmallest 27mm, largest 139mm, average 60mm, most commonly 27mm. All SL.
SpeciesThere are 15 "species" in the database
Keepers10 species (66%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Centromochlus perugiae (64.05%)
2. Centromochlus reticulatus (12.42%)
3. Centromochlus orca (7.19%)
4. Centromochlus schultzi (5.88%)
5. Centromochlus romani (3.27%)
6. Centromochlus macracanthus (2.61%)
7. Centromochlus altae (2.61%)
8. Centromochlus concolor (0.65%)
9. Centromochlus sp. (1) (0.65%)
10. Centromochlus heckelii (0.65%)

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Jump to next section Distribution of selected Centromochlus species