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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. 
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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.
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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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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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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 Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Acta Cientifica Venezolana v. 43 (no. 5), pp 301, Figs. 1-3, 4a, 5-6.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 09 05:04 (species record created: 2008 Nov 01 03:44)