Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > 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: upper Paraguay river in Brazil, upper Paraná river and upper Paraíba do Sul river. Several tributaries of the upper Paraná river, Brazil. A single record from the São Francisco river is uncertain.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79512)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9 - 10;
Vertebrae: 31 - 33. Differs from all congeners by its unique color pattern with scattered small white spots over the sides of the body and caudal fin with dark vertical bars. Can be further distinguished by the following combination of characters : third nuchal plate broad, with short lateral projection, post-Weberian vertebrae alternatingly ribbed and unribbed; caudal-fin lobes of equal length in mature females, upper lobe more elongated in mature males; and 31-33 post-Weberian vertebrae (Ref. 79512).
Found in semi-lotic environments. Some individuals were observed hidden within marginal vegetation or found inside crevices of submersed trunks. Reaches sexual maturity above 4.81 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. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00490 (0.00198 - 0.01213), b=3.10 (2.88 - 3.32), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).