The differences are noted
herebetween the Aspidoras and Corydoras
genera. Eye: very small in Aspidoras small
in Corydoras. Body shape: smaller size
and body shape in Aspidoras compared to the
much more bulkier Corydoras. Head: smaller
head shape in Aspidoras compared with Corydoras.
Aspidoras posses a duel fontanel bone structure
in skull whereas Corydoras have only the one
larger fontanel. All
Aspidoras belong to Lineage
2 with the exception of A.
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 group". Aquarium
Care: 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.
( 1¾ins) Female: 5.0cm (2ins)
Genus Aspidoras. Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers
(2011). Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement
1. Ian Fuller Enterprises. Alexandrou, Markos & Taylor, Martin.
(2011). Evolution, ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae