Centromochlus (Sauronglanis) marthae

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Taxonavigation: Siluriformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Sectio: Otophysa
Ordo: Siluriformes

Familia: Auchenipteridae
Subfamilia: Centromochlinae
Genus: Centromochlus
Subgenus: Centromochlus (Sauronglanis)
Species: Centromochlus (Sauronglanis) marthae


Centromochlus (Sauronglanis) marthae (Vari & Ferraris, 2013)

  • Holotype: ANSP 146201.
  • Paratype: ANSP 199070 (1).

Type locality: Venezuela, Bolivar, Caño Cuchima of Río Cusimi, approximately 20 mi upstream from junction of Río Caura and Río Erebato at Entre Ríos, 5°45'N, 64°33'W [1].

Etymology: The specific name marthae, is in honor of Martha Joynt of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, who has provided significant assistance to the authors, in particular RV, for a number of years.



  • Grant, S., 2015: Four new subgenera of Centromochlus Kner, 1858 with comments on the boundaries of some related genera (Siluriformes: Auchenipteridae: Centromochlinae). Ichthyofile 3: 1–16.
  • Vari, R.P.; Ferraris, C.J., jr. 2013: Two new species of the catfish genus Tatia (Siluriformes: Auchenipteridae) from the Guiana Shield and a reevaluation of the limits of the genus. Copeia 2013(3): 396-402. DOI: 10.1643/CI-12-115 Reference page