Joachim Knaack has just just published
two new Corydoras species. (March & April 2002)
1. Corydoras bilineatus
This is a tiny species closely resembling
C. nanus. This fish was erroneously named C. latus
for some time. It belongs to the elegans group. It is found
in Bolivia, Santiesteban Chane and Mineiros. It is also
found in Santa Cruz, vicinity of Buena Vista and in the
vicinity of Cochabamba, Chapare, Pto. San Franscisco as
well as Beni, Moxos and some other places in Santa Cruz.
Joachim Knaack: Ein
neuer Panzerwels aus Bolivien: Corydoras bilineatus n.sp.
(Pisces, Siluriformes, Callichthyidae). Aquaristik Aktuell
This also is a small species which
superficially resembles C. trilineatus. However,
it does not show the lateral stripe where the two rows of
bony plates touch. and has more spots on the body than lines
at the plate ends.It has spots on the head and a prominent
blotch at the upper part of the dorsal fin up to the top
of it. The pectoral spines are small and not very serrated
but larger in the female. The females become very thick
when ripe. Females may become 45 mm, males nearly 40 mm.
This cory is also found in Bolivia, Departamentos Santa
Cruz, Cochabamba, and Beni. It is wide spread. It was also
named C 12.
Joachim Knaack: Ein weiterer neuer Panzerwels:
Corydoras cruziensis n. sp. (Pisces, Siluriformes, Callichthyidae).
VDA-Aktuell 3.2002, pp. 60-69.