This species is similar to
the Mato Grosso in Brazil, but is slimmer in the body.
Had the C-number of 56 before being described in 2004.
Placed in Lineage 6 which has always
been classified as Corydoras (Lacépède,
1803) so a new genus would need to be described and
a new type species when a new revision is carried
out. Aquarium Care: This is akin
to most of this genus, very peaceful, and would be
best housed with small to medium sized tankmates such
as Tetras, Rasboras and Danios or in a species tank
for breeding purposes. Best to purchase 6 individuals
or more as they will be happier in a group. Diet:
Readily accepts a mixed and varied diet which includes
granular foods, tablet food, frozen bloodworm and
good quality flake.
Bolivia;Itenez River basin. Type locality:
Bolivien, Departamento Santa Cruz, Provincia J.M.
Velasco, Raum Piso firme, System río Itenez,
río Paragua (Mündungsgebiet, NW-Ufer),
Male: 4.5cm (1¾ins)
Female: 5.0cm (2ins) .
Fuller, I.A.M. &
Evers, H-G: 2005 Identifying Corydoradinae
Catfish 384p 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
revisited. Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.