Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Auchenipteridae
(Driftwood catfishes) > Centromochlinae
Etymology: Tatia: Because of Mr. C. Tate Regan (Ref. 45335). More on author: Fowler.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: Upper Amazon in Ecuador and Colombia; central Amazon in Brazil; Caquetá River drainage in Colombia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37098)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9 - 10;
Vertebrae: 35. Can be diagnosed by the unique combination of characters: nasal ossified with narrow medial
flanges partially sutured to lateral margin of mesethmoid; anal fin rays iii, 6-7; modified anal fin with short tip in mature males; first unbranched anal-fin ray with segments fused, last branched ray normally developed, not reduced; ribs 10; and vertebrae 35. Differs further by the following coloration details: contour of mouth dark, same color as head; posterior border of nuchal
shield usually dark; pectoral-fin spine usually dark brown; body with irregular blotches or stripes; presence of faint stripes or blotches in large specimens ; and caudal fin dark with whitish blotches. Distinguished from Tatia intermedia by having preanal length 70.0-75.0% SL, vs. 65.0-69.4% SL and interorbital distance 54.1-59.4% HL, vs. 60.1-63.6 HL (Ref. 79512).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Sarmento-Soares, L.M. and R.F. Martins-Pinheiro, 2008. A systematic revision of Tatia (Siluriformes: Auchenipteridae: Centromochlinae). Neotrop. Ichthyol. 6(3):495-542. (Ref. 79512)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00198 - 0.01669), b=3.02 (2.78 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .