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Aspidoras sp. (CW119)

Image contributors to this species:

Ingo Seidel (2) Allan James (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Article Etymology = Genus Etymology = species

Other Sources:

Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory

Relevant Information:

This species was for many years thought to be Aspidoras eurycephalus but with further investigation by Ichthyologist Luiz Tencatt it is an undescribed species and what we thought as A. eurycephalus is a different species altogether. 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: 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 area catchment information available.

Common Name:







South America: Brazil: Tocantins state


Male: 4.5cm (1¾ins) Female: 5.0cm. (2ins)


23-26°C (73-79°F)




ScotCat Article: The Genus Aspidoras.
Luiz Tencatt: pers. comm.



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