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Scientific Name Centromochlus punctatus  (Mees, 1974)
Common Name Driftwood Catfish
Type Locality Creeks between Kabel and Lombé, Suriname.
Synonym(s) Tatia punctata
Pronunciation cent row MOCK luss - punk tah tuss
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 45mm or 1.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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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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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 Zoologische Verhandelingen (Leiden) No. 132
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Last Update 2008 Dec 20 07:38 (species record created: 2008 Nov 15 08:54)