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Scientific Name Centromochlus schultzi  Rössel, 1962
Common Names Driftwood Catfish
Sortplettet Drivtømmermalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Rio Xingu, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Balroglanis schultzi, Tatia schultzi
Pronunciation cent row MOCK luss
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 102mm or 4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Upper Xingu and Tocantins River basins.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu, Upper Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (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. Larger specimens will gregariously take refuge in pipes.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Senckenbergiana Biologica v. 43 (no. 1), pp 27, Figs. 1-3, 5, 7.
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Last Update 2021 May 19 03:51 (species record created: 2002 Jun 05 00:00)