|Cat-eLog Data Sheet
|Tatia galaxias Mees, 1974
|Milky Way Woodcat
|Caño de Quiribana into Río Orinoco, Venezuela.
|TA tee ah - GAL axe ee ass
|Tatia: Named after the ichthyologist C. Tate Regan.
|90mm or 3.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
|T. galaxias is often confused with T. intermedia, and fish in shops is often labeled T. galaxias when it is in fact T. intermedia. Both species have dark base with light spots, but on T. intermedia the spots are off-white and fade with age. In T. galaxias the spots are bright white, and the body velvety black. The body shape of T. galaxias is also more slender.
Considered by some authors to be a sub-species of the very similar T. aulopygia.
|Mature males exhibit modified anal fin copulatory organ.
|South America: Middle Orinoco River basin.
Orinoco (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 2020.
|6.0 - 7.0
|22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
|As the common name for this family, woodcat, implies, these fish like pieces of wood with crevices and gaps to squeeze into.
|There is no breeding report.
|Zoologische Verhandelingen (Leiden) No. 132, pp 85, Fig. 23.
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|LFS label creator
|2020 Sep 28 05:41 (species record created: 2001 Sep 23 00:00)