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Scientific Name Centromochlus simplex  Mees, 1974
Common Name
Type Locality Xaventina house beach, Rio dos Mortes, Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Tatia simplex
Pronunciation cent row MOCK luss - sim plex
Etymology Centromochlus: From the Greek kenteo, meaning sting and mochlos, meaning lever or crowbar; in reference to the long spines. 
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Size 28mm or 1.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Das Mortes River, Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia, Das Mortes (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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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 Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Zool. Verh. (Leiden) No. 132 90 Fig. 26
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Last Update 2019 Aug 24 02:43 (species record created: 2007 Nov 27 17:16)