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Scientific Name Tatia strigata  Soares-Porto, 1995
Common Name Pinstripe Woodcat
Type Locality Municipio de Maués, Igarapé Limãozinho, Amazonas, Brazil.
Pronunciation TA tee ah
Etymology Tatia: Named after the ichthyologist C. Tate Regan. 
Article Link - CotM Right 2013 Right February
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Size 80mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Mature males exhibit modified anal fin copulatory organ.
General Remarks Imported and photographed for the first time in early 2011. Although the description of this species notes the maximum length of specimens treated therein as 32mm, aquarists have recorded the species up to at least the SL presented here.
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Distribution South America: Amazon River basin and upper reaches of the Orinoco, in Brazil and Venezuela.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2020.
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Feeding Feeds mainly on insects. User data.
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 a few times in the aquarium. Eggs are scattered individually across the tank as opposed to laid in a clump like some congeners. The species isn't difficult to spawn, however, the eggs are hard to develop and the fry are hard to raise. The eggs only develop in very soft acidic water, without this they "melt". The fry from this species are quite small, with a high mortality rate. They can only be weaned on liquid foods for the first couple of weeks, after that they are quite easy to rear.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
Down Further Information
Reference Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 6 (no. 3), pp 202, Fig. 1.
Registered Keepers There are 9 registered keepers, view all "my cats" data.
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Last Update 2023 Mar 11 02:04 (species record created: 2003 Aug 23 00:00)