fuscoguttatus Nijssen & Isbrücker,
contributors to this species:
Jensen's Photographic Library (1)
genera is most of the time difficult to identify to species unless
the exact catchment area is listed and this confers to the type
locality of the given species and also the markings of the holotype
The second thumbnail image has been tentatively listed as cf. fuscoguttatus,
cf. meaning "confer", an animal that appears similar to
an identified species, but without certainty or confirmation. The
holotype description describes A.fuscoguttatus as having
a narrow solid brown oblique line running from the eye down to the
snout which does not show in the second thumbnail image. The other
markings are close such as the irregular blotches along the midline
and the medium sized sometimes faint blotches below the dorsum of
the body and just above the ventral area. The adipose fin has a
small dark brown spot. The colour pattern can be variable.
Aquarium Care: Inoffensive
catfish which will suffer at the hands of aggressive tank mates.
Will do well in a species tank or a community tank
with smaller inmates such as tetras and rasboras. Best to keep in
a shoal of at least four. Diet: Prefer
live foods such as newly hatched brine shrimp but will also take
frozen food and good quality flake, plus tablet food. Breeding:
Has been bred. Similar to Corydoras in this respect but they
do tend to eat their eggs, so removing parents or eggs after spawning
is a good idea. They lay their eggs in Java moss or on the aquarium
glass and you can raise the young as per the Corydoras genus.
America: Brazil : Mato Grosso, Rio Paraná system,
Córrego Corguinho, estrada da Três Lagoas (20°46’S,
51° 43’W), Conceição do Taboado.
||4cm ( 1½ins)
||Nijssen H. &
Isbrücker I.J.H.: 1976, The South American Plated
Catfish Genus Aspidoras, R. von Ihering,1907, with descriptions
of nine new species from Brazil (Pisces, Siluriformes, Callichthyidae)
Fuller, Ian A.M. & Evers, Hans-Georg: Identifying
Corydoradinae Catfish. 2005. 384 p.