An unusual shaped Aspidoras
which possesses a more slender body. Very
rare in imports. 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: Best kept in groups of six
or more and are best housed with small fishes that
are not aggressive. Although no plants occur in their
habitat you can still provide a planted area in the
tank for cover and include a soft substrate such as
sand or small rounded gravel with coral sand added
if in a soft water area. Diet:Flake, tablet foods, small live and frozen
Est. Mato Grosso, upper Rio Araguaia basin, Rio Tocantins
Male: 3.0cm (1¼ins)
Female: 3.5cm (1½ins)
& Taylor, Martin. (2011). Evolution,
ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae revisited.
Reis, R.E., 2003. Callichthyidae
(Armored catfishes). p. 291-309. In R.E. Reis, S.O.
Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist
of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America.
Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. www.corydorasworld.com