We have four very similar
species, this species (C. bondi-C031), CW114,
copenamensis and C.
sipaliwini all from the Guyana
shield. 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:
Readily accepts a mixed and varied diet which includes
granular foods, tablet food, frozen bloodworm and
good quality flake.
Corydoras bondi bondi
Venezuela, Bolivar, Rio Yuruari, 3 km east of El Callao
(07°18? N 61°50' W); Brazil, State of Roraima.
Male: 4.5cm (1¾ins)
Female: 5.0cm (2ins)
Fuller, I.A.M. &
2005 Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish 384 p. 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.