is described from terra firme streams of the Colombian
Amazon. The new species (2019) is distinguished from
congeners by its unique colouration pattern consisting
of dorsal region of head and body cloaked in dark
pigment, fading to pale towards ventral region; dorsal
fin almost completely dark (excepting distal margin
and last ray); narrow white bilobed band along base
of caudal fin; and posterior margin of caudal fin
with uniformly, darkly pigmented interradial membranes.
Aquarium care: Give
them small pipes, as they do seem to like to hide
in the crevices of bogwood as well. They appear to
be happier if they can jam themselves in with the
use of their pectoral fins. Community tanks are fine
for this species although you may find that they will
predate on fry from other species. Diet:
Feeding of frozen bloodworm which they will come out
of hiding to feed on, catfish tablets, daphnia, white
worm (sparingly) and any other small worm-like foods.
Remarks: Not yet listed in Fishbase
but compiled in Catalog of Fishes.
South America: Colombian
Amazon, Upper Amazon basin, Colombia.
& Albornoz-Garzón, Juan & Garcia Melo,
A new driftwood catfish species of Tatia (Teleostei:
Auchenipteridae) from the western Amazon River basin
in Colombia. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters.
Grant, Steven. pers comm. 2019