Colour pattern in this species
can be variable. It can also be mistaken for C.
can often show large spots on body which reduce in
size as they mature. Placed in Lineage
8 sub clade 4 which comprises the "intermediate
long-snouts" with deeper bodies. It also includes
Brochis in sub-clade 1 which was synonymised
with Corydoras by Britto in 2003 but in time
there will be a revision which will resurrect Brochis
(Cope, 1871) to full genera again. Aquarium
care: This is akin to most of this genus,
very peaceful, and would be best housed with small
to medium tank mates such as Tetras, Rasboras and
Danios or in a species tank for breeding purposes.
Diet: A good quality flake food and
tablet food for adults with sporadic feedings of frozen
or live food will keep your Corydoras in
Brazil; Amazonas, Rio Amazonas near Tabatinga.
Male: 6.5cm (2½ins)
Female: 7.0cm (2¾ins)
A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers (2011).
Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement 1. Ian
Fuller Enterprises. Fuller, Ian A.M. & Evers, Hans-Georg:
Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Ian Fuller Enterprises. Alexandrou, Markos & Taylor, Martin.
(2011). Evolution, ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae