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. All Aspidoras belong
to Lineage 2 with the exception of
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
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. Diet:Flake, tablet foods, small live and frozen
foods. Remarks: A. fuscoguttatus,
C119, C036 turn
out to be the same species.
America: Brazil, Goiás, Rio Araguaia.
Male: 3.0cm (1¼ins)
Female: 3.5cm (1½ins)
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