Similar looking to C.
with a more colourful body pattern and also tends
to be stockier. The gill covers have a metalic green
sheen when in good condition. 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 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: Readily accepts a mixed
and varied diet which includes granular foods, tablet
food, frozen bloodworm and good quality flake.
Brazil; Santa Catarina, affluents from Jaraguá
mountains near Joinville 26° 21’S,
Male: 5.0cm (2ins) Female:
5.5cm (2¼ins) .
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