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Scientific Name Tatia punctata  Mees, 1974
Common Name Driftwood Catfish
Type Locality Creeks between Kabel and Lombé, Suriname.
Synonym(s) Centromochlus punctatus
Pronunciation TA tee ah - punk tah tuss
Etymology Tatia: Named after the ichthyologist C. Tate Regan. 
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Size 45mm or 1.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Mature males exhibit modified anal fin copulatory organ.
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Distribution South America: Coastal rivers.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers (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 Zoologische Verhandelingen (Leiden) No. 132, pp 88, Figs. 10c, 24.
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Last Update 2020 Jan 05 04:01 (species record created: 2008 Nov 15 08:54)