In the 1980s and 90s this
species was mixed up and imported alongside C.
from Colombia and was mostly thought of as this species.
When C. cochui was eventually imported from
Brazil it was given the C-number of C022 which untill
recently was thought to be C. cochui but
since a new paper in 2018 by V.C. Espíndola
et al. it was discovered that C022 was a different
species altogether and has now been given the new
name of Corydoras
difference is in the body markings where C. cochui
has 4 blotches and C. habrosus 3. In place
of the large blotch in the caudal peduncle of C.
habrosus, C. cochui has 2 smaller spots
situated between the adipose fin and the caudal peduncle
(where the tail meets the body). Weitzman redescribed
this species again in 1956.
Lineage: 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 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 good health.
Brazil; Upper Araguaia River basin. Type locality:
Santa Maria Nova, Rio Araguaya, State of Goyaz, Brazil.
Male: 3.0cm. (1¼ins).
Female 3.5cm. (1½ins)
Fuller, Ian A.M. &
Evers, Hans-Georg: Identifying Corydoradinae
Catfish. 2005. 384 p. Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers
(2011). Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement
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(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
Factsheetno. 31. Jan.1999. Espíndola, V.C. Tencatt, L.F.C. Pupo,
F.M. Villa-Verde, L. & Britto, M.R.
2018. From the inside out: a new species of armoured
catfsh Corydoras with the description of poorly-explored
character sources (Teleostei, Siluriformes, Callichthyidae)