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Aspidoras spilotus  Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1976

Image contributors to this species:

Ian Fuller (1) Adam Revitt (1)

 ScotCat Sources:

Article Etymology = Genus Etymology = species

Other Sources:

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Relevant Information:

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. Aquarium Care: 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. Diet: Flake, tablet foods, small live and frozen foods. Remarks: Many species of Aspidoras are difficult to tell apart unless there is catchment information available. This species is closely related to A. rochai.

Common Name:

Spotted Aspidoras






South America: Coastal rivers in Ceará State, Brazil. Type locality: Brazil, Est. Ceará, Riacho dos Macacos, tributary of Rio Acaráu.


4.5cm (1¾ins)


22-25°C (71-77°F)




ScotCat Article: The Genus Aspidoras.



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