Similar in appearance to Corydoras
has a longer body shape and different colouration.In Fishbase and some other online sources
this species is listed as a junior synomyn to C.
in Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes the current staus
of Corydoras cortesi is valid (2021). Placed
in Lineage 1, and when there is a
revision they will stay as Corydoras (Lacépède,
1803) with the type species of C. geoffroy
La Cépède, 1803. Aquarium Care:
As this is one of the longer snouted species it will
be well suited to most community tanks. A well planted
tank with a soft substrate such as sand so they can
bury their snouts while searching out food. Diet:
Readily accepts a mixed and varied diet which includes
granular foods, tablet food, frozen bloodworm and
good quality flake.
Colombia; Rio Arauca near to Aracua, Intendencia de
Male: 5.0cm (2ins) Female:
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. Tencatt, L. F. C. and W. M. Ohara
2016 (28 July) A new
long-snouted species of Corydoras Lacépède,
1803 (Siluriformes: Callichthyidae) from the rio Madeira
basin. Zootaxa 4144 (no. 3): 430-442.