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  • Tatia aulopygia
  • Tatia aulopygia
  • Tatia aulopygia
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Scientific Name Tatia aulopygia  (Kner, 1858)
Common Name Black Pigmy Driftwood Cat
Type Locality Rio Guaporé, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Centromochlus aulopygius
Pronunciation TA tee ah
Etymology Tatia: Named after the ichthyologist C. Tate Regan. 
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Size 65mm or 2.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Mature males exhibit modified anal fin copulatory organ.
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Distribution South America: Guaporé River basin.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Mamoré, Guaporé (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 2007.
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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 Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 26 (s. 373), pp 432 [62], Pl. 8 (fig. 25).
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Last Update 2020 Sep 28 05:47 (species record created: 2003 Aug 23 00:00)