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Scientific Name Tatia intermedia  (Steindachner, 1877)
Common Name Driftwood Cat
Type Locality Marabitanos, Pará, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Centromochlus intermedius
Pronunciation TA tee ah
Etymology Tatia: Named after the ichthyologist C. Tate Regan. 
Article - CotM 2009 January
Article - Shane's World Reproduction Breeding Tatia intermedia
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Size 130mm or 5.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification T. intermedia is often confused with T. galaxias. Both species have dark base with light spots, but on T. intermedia spots are off-white and fade with age. In T. galaxias the spots are bright white, and the body is velvety black. The body shape of T. galaxias is also more slender.
Sexing Mature males exhibit modified anal fin copulatory organ.
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Distribution South America: Amazon River basin and rivers of Guianas.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Temperature 22.0-28.0°C or 71.6-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
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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 Has been bred several times by different people. Large number of eggs kept together by a kind of jelly. These eggs are not eaten by the adults and hatch within a few days.

Planet Catfish user Daniel Blom was able to prove that a female deposited fertile eggs without a male specimen around, thus indicating that this species also has internal fertilization, a fact which was (is) doubted by scientists.
Breeding Reports There are 6 breeding reports, read them all here.
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Reference Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 74 (1. Abth.), pp 664 [106].
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Last Update 2019 Sep 17 16:53 (species record created: 2001 Apr 13 00:00)