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Scientific Name Tatia gyrina  (Eigenmann & Allen, 1942)
Common Names Woodcat
Zwergdornwels (Germany)
Type Locality Río Itaya, Iquitos, Peru.
Synonym(s) Centromochlus creutzbergi, Centromochlus gyrinus, Tatia creutzbergi
Pronunciation TA tee ah - jeye rin ah
Etymology Tatia: Named after the ichthyologist C. Tate Regan. 
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Size 70mm or 2.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification May easily be mistaken as juveniles of Glanidium leopardus with which it is distinguished by means of the pectoral spines (having projections vs. smooth) and by the number of rays in the anal fin (8-9 vs. 12-14).
Sexing Sexual dimorphism in males appear at a length of 3.5-4.0 cm.
Down Habitat Information
Distribution South America: Upper Amazon River basin.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Suriname (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Marowijne (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Itaya (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.
Down Husbandry Information
Furniture As the common name for this family, woodcat, implies, these fish like pieces of wood with crevices and gaps to squeeze into.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
Down Further Information
Reference Fishes of western South America, pp 118, Pl. 5 (fig. 4).
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Last Update 2020 Sep 28 05:47 (species record created: 2001 Apr 13 00:00)