Similar looking to C.
breeding reports are known for this species. Some
authors doubt the validity of this species even though
it has the trademark round black spot in the dorsal
fin. Similar also is C018
but this species has white to the leading hard dorsal
ray and also C131
which is a more robust looking Cory, and also belonging
to the leopardus group is C128.
Placed in Lineage 8 sub clade 4 which
comprises the "intermediate long-snouts"
with deeper bodies. It also includes Brochis
in sub-clade 1 which was synonymised with Corydoras
by Britto in 2003 but in time there will be a revision
which will resurrect Brochis (Cope, 1871)
to full genera again. 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.
Colombia, lakes of the Isla de Mocagua, Rio Amazonas/Solimoes
near Leticia, Comisaría del Amazonas (03º54'S,
Male: 5.5cm (2¼ins)
Female: 6.0cm (2½ins)
Ian A. M. Fuller &
Hans-Georg Evers (2011). Identifying Corydoradinae
Catfish Supplement 1. Ian Fuller Enterprises. Alexandrou, Markos & Taylor, Martin.
(2011). Evolution, ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae