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Scientific NameCentromochlus romani  (Mees, 1988)
Common NamesRoman's Woodcat
Driftwood Catfish
Type LocalityRío Guarapiche, affluent of R. San Juan, near Monagas, Venezuela.
Synonym(s)Tatia romani
Pronunciationcent row MOCK luss
EtymologyCentromochlus: From the Greek kenteo, meaning sting and mochlos, meaning lever or crowbar; in reference to the long spines. 
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Size 31mm or 1.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionSan Juan River basin.
Venezuela Caribbean Waters, San Juan (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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Temperature24.0-28.0°C or 75.2-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
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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.
BreedingSee Catfish of the Month article, January 2010.
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ReferencesProc. K. Ned. Akad. Wet. (Ser. C Biol. Med. Sci.) v. 91 (no. 4) 412 Figs. 3-4
Registered Keepers(1) Martin S (p: 4, k: 12), who also notes: "As well as the obvious sexual differences with the anal fin, the body shape is also quite different between the sexes. The males appear to be smaller and more slender than the larger, more rounded females. ", (2) The.Dark.One, (3) MatsP (p: 3, k: 11), who also notes: "From Martin S. ", "Got a male for my two females from Martin S.", "Fry found in parents' tank (2 found in sump filter).", (4) Jools (k: 4), (5) danny.450.

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Breeding Reports(1) Jools (b: 60).
Article - CotM 2010 January
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Last Update2013 Jul 19 17:48 (species record created: 2003 Jan 18 00:00)