Ribeiro FRV, Silva-Oliveira C, Silva AC, Canto ALC. (2022). New species of driftwood catfish of Tatia (Siluriformes: Auchenipteridae) from rio Tapajós, Brazil. Neotrop Ichthyol. 2022; 20(2):e210164. https://doi.org/10.1590/1982-0224-2021-0164
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Keywords: Amazonia; Biodiversity; Centromochlinae; Freshwater fishes; TaxonomyAbstract
A new species of Tatia is described from rio Tapajós, upstream of the rapids of São Luiz do Tapajós, Pará State, Brazil. The new species is identified and diagnosed from its congeners through morphological characteristics such as the absence of an adipose fin, which is shared with T. akroa and T. britskii; the composition of the cranial roof elements; the color pattern consisting of dorsolateral dark dots formed by both dermal and epidermal pigments; as well as several morphometric measures. The new species is a Centromochlinae fish that feeds on insects on the surface of the water at night and it is probably endemic to rio Tapajós basin.