is distinguished from other species of the genus by
the caudal-fin shape, slightly emarginated and by
presenting the shortest dorsal and pectoral spines
length (mean = 9.2 % and 14.8 % of SL, respectively).
This Corydoras species is similar looking
to the Aspidoras genus and in the future
may be moved into this genera. Currently, the species
is only known from Calchaquí river, in the
sub-Andean range system, at Cachi and Payogasta localities,
in Cachi Department, Salta, Argentina. This river
is a tributary to the superior river basin of the
Juramento river, that ends in Paraná river.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 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. Remarks: The
specific epithet refers to and is dedicated to its
original collector Gladys Ana María Monasterio
Calchaquí river, Payogasta, Cachi Department,
Salta province, Argentina. TypeLocality:
Calchaquí River, 25°02'59"S, 66°06'25"
W, Payogasta, Cachi Department, Salta Province, Argentina,
elevation 2430 meters.
and F. Alonso, 2010. Two new species of the
genus Corydoras (Ostariophysi: Siluriformes: Callichthyidae)
from northwestern Argentina, and redescription of
C. micracanthus Regan, 1912. Revista del Museo Argentino
de Ciencias Naturales, n. s. 11(2): 199-214. www.corydorasworld.com Froese, R. and D. Pauly.
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