Tatia sp. Tahuayo River

14. December 2011

We received this pretty new species currently from Peru in small numbers. The Tahuayo river, a tributary of the Amazon river, was given as collecting site. Our specimens are 10-12 cm long. They cannot be assigned for sure to any known species. Obviously it is a close relative of Tatia nigra from the central Amazon basin, but this species is known so far from preserved specimens only, so we prefer not to put a scientific name on our new Tatia at the moment.

Keeping this new species is comparable to other Tatia. Like in all Tatia species the males have a modified anal fin that allows an internal fetilization. So the females spawn fertilized eggs in absence of the males. Many species of Tatia have successfully been bred under aquarium conditions, so hopefully this will also happen in this pretty and large new species.

For our customers: the fish have code 295934 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Tatia: Tatia: dedicated to Charles Tate Regan, who was ichthyologist at the British Museum. nigra: Latin, means “black”.

Suggestion of a common name: Golden Caparison Tatia

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Peru
Verfügbare Größe in cm 10 - 12