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Scientific NameCentromochlus orca  Sarmento-Soares, Lazzarotto, Rapp Py-Daniel & Leitão, 2017
Common NameNinja Woodcat
Type LocalityMouth of Igarapé Jamari with lago de Terra Santa, Terra Santa, rio Nhamundá basin, Pará, Brazil, 02°00'04''S, 56°31'08''W.
Pronunciationcent row MOCK luss
EtymologyCentromochlus: From the Greek kenteo, meaning sting and mochlos, meaning lever or crowbar; in reference to the long spines. 
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General RemarksThis fish is very similar to Tatia musaica. The two differ in distribution and also in the amount of black pigment on the body. C. orca has more white on the body and tail than T. musaica.
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DistributionBrazil, Rio Nhamundá.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Nhamundá (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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FurnitureAs 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.
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ReferencesNeotropical Ichthyology v. 14 (no. 4), pp [2], Figs. 1-3, 4a, 5a, 6-9.
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Breeding ReportsNone.
Article - CotM 2018 April
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Last Update2018 Apr 15 01:34 (species record created: 2017 Jan 22 23:10)