|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Tatia intermedia (Steindachner, 1877)|
|Common Name||Driftwood Cat|
|Type Locality||Marabitanos, Pará, Brazil.|
|Pronunciation||TA tee ah|
|Etymology||Tatia: Named after the ichthyologist C. Tate Regan.|
|Articles|| - CotM 2009 January |
- Shane's World Reproduction Breeding Tatia intermedia
|Size||120mm or 4.7" 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.|
|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||Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2018.|
|Temperature||22.0-28.0°C or 71.6-82.4°F (Show species within this range)|
|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 8 breeding reports, read them all here.|
|Reference||Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 74 (1. Abth.), pp 664 .|
|Registered Keepers||Keeping this species? Why not . |
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|Spotters||Spotted this species somewhere? Click the binoculars! |
There are 30 records of this fish being seen, view them all.
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|Last Update||2020 Sep 25 00:49 (species record created: 2001 Apr 13 00:00)|