There is a similar looking
species (C045) which has proven to be also C.
araguaiaensis which has larger spots. Placed
in Lineage 9, the "short-snouted"
species with the designated type species: C. punctatus.
A revision in the future would constitute the resurrection
of the genus name Hoplosopma (Agassiz, 1846).
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:
Feeding is not a problem as they will readily consume
commercial foods such as flake, granular and tablet
foods and frozen foods such as bloodworms and daphnia,
like all fish they benefit from regular feedings of
live foods such as Daphnia, Cyclops, Grindal worms
Brazil; Mato Grosso; Rio Araguaia. Type locality:
Rio Araguaia, Brazil.
Male: 5.5cm (2¼ins)
Female: 6.0cm (2½ins)
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