Known for many years erroneously
as C. bolivianus, but in 1999 Isbrücker
recognised that this species and C. geryi where
one and the same. As they were described in the same
paper he acted as first reviser and named C.
bolivianus as a synonym of C. geryi. The
males of this species are more ornately patterned
than the females who are plainer. Not unlike Corydoras
can sometimes be mistaken for them but the caudal
fin in C. pantanalensis is hyaline (clear).
Lineage: Included in Lineage 8 (sub-clade
3) 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.
Bolivia, Mamoré River basin. Type locality:
Plaine inondée, à quelques kilomètres
de Trinida (14º46'S, 65º50'O), bassin du
Rio Mamoré, Beni Prov., Bolivia.
Male: 6.5cm (2¾ins)
Female: 7.0cm (3ins)
Markos & 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 1418:1-628. Ian A.
M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers (2011). Identifying
Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement 1. Ian Fuller Enterprises.