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
of Ancistrus looks very much like its close relative
from the Scleromystax genera. It was reputedly shipped
in with S. lacerdai in
1998 but has never been seen since.
America: Brazil : Espírito Santo, Córrego
Chumbado, estrada de Linhares (19°22’S, 40°04’W)
a São Mateus (18° 44’S, 39°53’W),
município de Linhares.