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Scientific Name Centromochlus reticulatus  (Mees, 1974)
Common Name Driftwood Catfish
Type Locality Karanambo, Rupununi, Guyana.
Synonym(s) Tatia reticulata
Pronunciation cent row MOCK luss
Etymology Centromochlus: From the Greek kenteo, meaning sting and mochlos, meaning lever or crowbar; in reference to the long spines. The specific epithet is in reference to the reticulated body patterning.
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Size 27mm or 1.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Rupununi River: Guyana
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo, Rupununi (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
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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. Larger specimens will gregariously take refuge in pipes.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There are 3 breeding reports, read them all here.
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References Zool. Verh. (Leiden) No. 132 90 Fig. 25
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Last Update 2012 Feb 13 02:10 (species record created: 2002 Jun 05 00:00)