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).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical; 9°N - 8°S, 72°W - 48°W
South America: Central Amazon River basin, Negro River and Casiquiare Channel.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79512)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9 - 10;
Vertebrae: 29 - 30. Distinguished from all congeners by having a completely striped color pattern, bearing whitish elongate longitudinal irregular stripes along lateral sides of body. Adult male with a unique arrangement of modified anal fin, with the second unbranched anal-fin ray with anterior enlarged segments and a notch formed by the reduction of the second and third branched rays. Additional features useful to separate this species from all congeners include: pectoral-fin with four branched rays; 7 ribs; vertebrae 29-30; and upper caudal-fin lobe slightly elongated in mature males, same length in females (Ref. 79512).
Collected in an igarape of rivers, hidden in submerged trunk. Feeds mainly on juvenile and adult insects.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Soares-Porto, L.M., 1995. A new species of Tatia from the Amazon Basin (Siluriformes: Auchenipteridae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 6(3):201-206. (Ref. 26667)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
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=0.00468 (0.00181 - 0.01207), b=3.12 (2.90 - 3.34), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.40 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .