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
South America: Suriname and Marowijne River basins in Suriname; Maroni and Sinnamary River basins in French Guiana; Negro River drainage and at a single locality in Central Amazon basin in Brazil; Trombetas river drainage in Brazil.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 7 - ? cm
Max length : 11.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79512)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10 - 11;
Vertebrae: 34 - 36. Diagnosed from all other species of Tatia by the following characters: male anal fin with sharp pointed tip; the first unbranched anal-fin ray divided into 3-4 segments; and the last branched ray reduced. Can be distinguished from most of its congeners, except Tatia aulopygia Tatia intermedia and Tatia gyrina, by having a wide mouth, width 54.0-59.7% HL (vs. 39.0-53.3% HL). Additional characteristics for recognition of Tatia brunnea are diagnostic in combination: nasal ossified with wide medial flanges partially sutured to lateral margin of mesethmoid; ribs 9-10; post-Weberian vertebrae 34-36. Other features useful for distinguishing Tatia brunnea include details in coloration, such as: border of mouth whitish, contrasting with dark head; posterior border of nuchal shield usually whitish or pale; pectoral-fin spine usually with transverse bands; caudal fin usually whitish with scattered dark brown blotches; and head width 86.6-93.4% HL (Ref. 79512).
Sympatric with Tatia intermedia in some rivers in Suriname and French Guiana and also in the Trombetas river (Ref. 79512). Rather rare, occurs in the slow parts of creeks. May easily be mistaken as juveniles of Glanidium leopardus with which it is distinguished by means of the pectoral spines (having projections vs. smooth) and by the number of rays in the anal fin (8-9 vs. 12-14). Sexual dimorphism in males appear at a length of 3.5-4.0 cm. Its small size makes it interesting for aquarists (Ref. 35381). Reported sizes at sexual maturity are above 5.46 cm SL and above 7.0 cm SL (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. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01820 (0.00705 - 0.04695), b=3.04 (2.81 - 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. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .