|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Tatia musaica Royero, 1992|
|Common Name||Ninja Tatia|
|Type Locality||Río Atuana, 12 kilometers from Caño Cabeza de Manteco, 4°47'N, 67°23'W, upper Orinoco drainage, Estado Amazonas, Venezuela.|
|Pronunciation||TA tee ah|
|Etymology||Tatia: Named after the ichthyologist C. Tate Regan.|
|Size||47mm or 1.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Sexing||Males have a modified anal fin similar to the gonopodium found in livebearing toothcarps. Females have a normal anal fin.|
|General Remarks||This species is very similar to Centromochlus orca. The two differ in distribution and also in the amount of black pigment on the body. T. musaica has more black on the upper and side body and tail than C. orca.|
|Distribution||South America: Atabapo and Autana River basins in upper Orinoco River drainage.
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Atabapo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco, Autana (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.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Acta Cientifica Venezolana v. 43 (no. 5)|
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|Last Update||2018 Apr 15 01:34 (species record created: 2008 Nov 01 03:44)|