It is doubtful that we will
ever see the true species again, because of farming
and pollution, it is very rare in the hobby and it
may even be extinct. Very similar to C.
difluviatiliswhich was the fish that hobbyists had in
the 1980s and 90s which was mistaken for C. garbei.
Included in Lineage 8 (sub-clade 2) 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
good health. Remarks: The second
thumbnail image may or may not be this species.
Brazil, São Francisco River basin. Type
locality: Rio São Francisco, Est.
da Bahia, Brazil.
Male: 4.5cm (1¾ins)
Female: 5.0cm (2ins)
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