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Corydoras geoffroy La Cépède, 1803

Image contributors to this species:

Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (1) Graham Carr (1) Allan James (1) Raphael Covain (1) Drake Shaw (2) Karsten Schönherr (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = species

Other Sources:

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Relevant Information:

This is the type species of the Corydoras genus. This species has also a third rictal babel also found in C. amapaensis, C. septentrionalis and C. simulatus. 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 good quality flake to name but a few. Remarks: The males can be somewhat aggressive to each other so would need a large tank and hiding places to dilute this trait.

Common Name:



Corydoras octocirrus




South America: 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 7.0cm (2¾ins)


23-26°C (73-79°F)


6.0 -7.2.


Fuller, Ian A.M. & Evers, Hans-Georg: Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish. 2005. 384 p
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.



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