|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Centromochlus heckelii (De Filippi, 1853)|
|Common Name||Driftwood Catfish|
|Type Locality||Río Napo, Amazon River system, Peru.|
|Synonym(s)||Auchenipterus heckelii, Centromochlus steindachneri|
|Pronunciation||cent row MOCK luss - hek elle eye|
|Etymology||Centromochlus: From the Greek kenteo, meaning sting and mochlos, meaning lever or crowbar; in reference to the long spines.|
|Size||139mm or 5.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: Amazon and Orinoco River basins.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Purus, Caeté (Acre) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Napo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|Furniture||As 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.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Revue et Magasin de Zoologie (Sér. 2) v. 5, pp 167 .|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 22 06:59 (species record created: 2006 Dec 26 12:48)|