This is the type species of
the Corydoras genus. This species has also
a third rictal barbel also found in C.
septentrionalis and C.
Placed inLineage 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:
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 males can be somewhat aggressive to each other
so would need a large tank and hiding places to dilute
Coastal rivers of Suriname and French Guiana. Type
locality: Suriname, district Brokopondo,
Suriname River system, Marchall Creek, east of the
road Paranam-Afobaka, 1.5 km North of Marchall village.
Male 6.5cm (2½ins) Female
& 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
Fuller, Ian A.M. & Evers, Hans-Georg:
Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish. 2005. 384 p Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers
(2011). Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement
1. Ian Fuller Enterprises.