Mees (1974) assigned this species
to Tatia but Ferraris (2007) reverted it
back to the original genera of Centromochlus.
Just recently (September 2019) a new paper was released
by Bárbara B. Calegariet.
al. whereas this species was reclassified back to
Description: nuchal plate with blunt
horns, moderately bent outwards; usually 10 anal fin
rays; posterior border of adpressed anal fin falling
behind hind-border of adipose fin or almost opposite
pectoral fin rays I.7-12; body colour densley mottled
and dotteded with drak grey on a pale (unpigmented)
background, ventrally white, unpigmented.
Aquarium Care: Keeping this species is not
too much of a problem as long as the water is kept
clean and not too alkaline with a p.H.of between 6.5
and 7.0. They do like a planted aquarium where they
like to hide during the day. They also make a good
show fish if showing your fish at shows is your forte,
as they usually deport well in a show tank. Diet:
In its native habitat they feed on insects, mostly
ants, beetles, and mayflies and in the aquarium they
will eat anything given such as frozen bloodworm which
they will come out of hiding to feed on, catfish tablets,
daphnia, white worm (sparingly) and any other worm-like
foods. Remarks: Still listed in some
online sources as Centromochlus punctatus (Mees,
South America:Coastal rivers of northern South America,
above Amazon River mouth. Type locality:
Creeks between Kabel and Lombé [Suriname]
Bárbara B Calegari,
Richard P Vari, Roberto E Reis, 2019. Phylogenetic
systematics of the driftwood catfishes (Siluriformes:
Auchenipteridae): a combined morphological and molecular
analysis, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society,
, zlz036 Sarmento-Soares, Luisa Maria; Martins-Pinheiro,
Ronaldo Fernando A systematic revision of
Tatia (Siluriformes: Auchenipteridae: Centromochlinae)
Neotropical Ichthyology, 6(3):495-542, 2008. Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2003. Auchenipteridae
(Driftwood catfishes). p. 470-482. In R.E. Reis, S.O.
Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist
of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America.
Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. Soares-Porto, L.M., 1998. Monophyly
and interrelationships of the Centromochlinae (Siluriformes:
Auchenipteridae). p. 331-350. In L.R. Malabarba, R.E.
Reis, R.P. Vari, Z.M.S. Lucena and C.A.S. Lucena (eds.)
Phylogeny and classification of neotropical fishes.
Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2018. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 10/2018 ). Mol, H.A. Jan, The Freshwater Fishes
of Suriname. BRILL, Leiden Boston, 2012. 889 p.