Corydoras gladysae 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. Habitat:
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
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 a good quality
flake. Etymology: The specific epithet
refers to and is dedicated to its original collector
Gladys Ana María Monasterio de Gonzo.
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.
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ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae revisited.
Calviño, P.A. and F. Alonso,
2010. Two new species of the genus Corydoras (Ostariophysi:
Siluriformes: Callichthyidae) from northwestern Argentina,
and redescription of C. micracanthus Regan, 1912.
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