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This species is very variable
in colouration and markings and can be confused with
agassizii but has smaller spots on
the body and the first soft dorsal ray is black. Similar
also to C.
ephippifer but this species has a
clear (hyaline) caudal fin.Lineage:
Included in Lineage 8 (sub-clade 4) with the "intermediate
long-snouts" with deeper bodies. 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
Colombia; Inírida River and upper Orinoco River
basin. Type locality: Guainía,
Río Inírida system, Caño Bacón,
Pueblo Bretania (3º43'N, 67º59'W), Colombia.
Male: 6.5cm (2½ins)
Female: 7.0cm (2¾ins)
Markos & Taylor, Martin. (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 1418:1-628. Ian A.
M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers (2011). Identifying
Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement 1. Ian Fuller Enterprises.