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Scientific Name Centromochlus romani  (Mees, 1988)
Common Names Roman's Woodcat
Driftwood Catfish
Type Locality Río Guarapiche, affluent of R. San Juan, near Monagas, Venezuela.
Synonym(s) Tatia romani
Pronunciation cent row MOCK luss
Etymology Centromochlus: From the Greek kenteo, meaning sting and mochlos, meaning lever or crowbar; in reference to the long spines. 
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Article - CotM 2010 January
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Size 31mm or 1.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution San Juan River basin.
Venezuela Caribbean Waters, San Juan (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 24.0-28.0°C or 75.2-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
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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. Larger specimens will gregariously take refuge in pipes.
Breeding See Catfish of the Month article, January 2010.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
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References Proc. K. Ned. Akad. Wet. (Ser. C Biol. Med. Sci.) v. 91 (no. 4) 412 Figs. 3-4
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Last Update 2013 Jul 19 17:48 (species record created: 2003 Jan 18 00:00)