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The Aspidoras genera
differ from Corydoras by their different
behaviour such as their swimming habits. The eyes
are smaller, body smaller and a smaller head shape
in Aspidoras compared with Corydoras.
Aspidoras posses a duel fontanel bone structure
in the skull whereas Corydoras have only the
one larger fontanel. Lineage: All
Aspidoras belong to Lineage 2 with the exception
of A. pauciradiatus
which will prove to be
a Corydoras and if a revision is carried
out will be Gastrodermus (Cope, 1878) and
a member of Lineage 5 alongside members of the "elegans
Care: Aspidoras raimundi is fairly
uncommon in the hobby but as with all of this genus
they are best kept in groups of six or more and are
best housed with small fishes that are not aggressive.
Provide a planted area in the tank for cover and include
a soft substrate such as sand or small rounded gravel.
foods, small live and frozen foods. Remarks:In the not too distant future this species
will encompass A. menezesi and A. spilotus
as synonyms as they are seemingly all the same species.
C125 and C119 are also the same species. Many species
of Aspidoras are difficult to tell apart
unless there is area catchment information available.
Maranhão, at mouth of brook emptying into Rio
Parnaíba at Alto Parnaíba (formerly
Victoria), 09°08’S, 45°56’W.
Male: 3.5cm (1½ins)
Female: 4.0cm (1¾ins)
& Taylor, Martin. (2011). Evolution,
ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae revisited.
Baensch, H.A. and R. Riehl 1985 Aquarien
atlas. Band 2. Mergus, Verlag für Natur- und
Heimtierkunde GmbH, Melle, Germany. 1216 p. Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers
(2011). Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement
1. Ian Fuller Enterprises. ScotCat
The Genus Aspidoras.