This species has found to
be sympatric with the shorter nosed C.
tukano in the
Rio Tiquié. They sometimes show up in shipments
Placed it 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
a good quality flake. Etymology:
The specific name honours the Desana, an ethnic group
that inhabits the Rio Tiquié basin, which is
closely related linguistically and culturally to the
Tukano indians, who also inhabit the rio Tiquié
basin (Ribeiro 1995). A name in apposition. This name
is also an allusion to the resemblance between the
mimic pair C. desana and C. tukano.
Brazil, Upper Rio Negro system. Type locality:
Igarapé Castanha, tribitary of rio Tiquié,
village of Santa Rosa, São Gabriel da Cachoeira,
Amazonas, Brazil, 0°4'38''N, 69°41'27''W.
Male 6.0cm (2¼ins) Female
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ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae revisited.
Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers
(2011). Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement
1. Ian Fuller Enterprises. Lima, Flávio & Sazima, Ivan. (2017).
Corydoras desana, a new plated catfish from the upper
rio Negro, Brazil, with comments on mimicry within
the Corydoradinae (Ostariophysi: Siluriformes: Callichthyidae).
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