Derek Lambourne (1)
Allan James (5) Daniel Blom
(2) Mona Opland (1) Graham
Ramsay (1) Mark Goh (1)
Dorsal 1/7; Anal 1/5; Head short and compact. Body
colour reddish/brown with glimmers of greens/blues
when in good condition. All fins have an ochre to
orange colouration with no markings. Black band running
through eyes. Lineage: 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 Corydoras concolor 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 and bloodworms.
Venezuela; Las Mangas, in a tributary to the Río
Parguaza, western part of the State of Bolivar,
Venezuela. The Río Parguaza is a stream arising
in the Serranía de Parguaza, flowing
northwest and into the Río Orinoco almost opposite
the island of El Gallo (6°20’N, 67°10’W.
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
15 Sept. 1997.