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Scientific NameTatia strigata  Soares-Porto, 1995
Common NamePinstripe Woodcat
Type LocalityMunicipio de Maués, Igarapé Limãozinho, Amazonas, Brazil.
PronunciationTA tee ah
EtymologyTatia: Named after the ichthyologist C. Tate Regan. 
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Size 80mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
SexingMature males exhibit modified anal fin copulatory organ.
General RemarksImported 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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DistributionSouth 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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FeedingFeeds mainly on insects.
FurnitureAs the common name for this family, woodcat, implies, these fish like pieces of wood with crevices and gaps to squeeze into.
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ReferencesIchthyol. Explor. Freshwatersv. 6 (no. 3) - pp202 - Fig. 1
Registered Keepers(1) loach (p: 2), (2) Yann (k: 5), (3) kruseman, (4) Regina (k: 35), (5) cory-ap2.

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Breeding Reports(1) Regina (b: 49).
Article - CotM 2013 February
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Last Update2015 Jul 28 11:35 (species record created: 2003 Aug 23 00:00)