In the original description
it was stated as Brazil, Est. Pará, tributary
of Rio Tapajós but was later corrected by Nijssen
& Isbrücker to Rio Jauna (= R. Juma) at Trans-Amazonica
highway, about 6º09'S, 59º55'W, tributary
of Rio Aripuaña, Amazonas, Brazil.
Lineage: Part of the so called "Elegans
Group" which would place it in Lineage 5. A revision
in the future could involve the resurrection of the
genus name Gastrodermus (Cope, 1878), with
the designated type species: C. elegans.
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.
Brazil, tributary of Rio Aripuana, Rio Madeira basin.
Male: 3.5cm (1½ins)
Female: 4.0cm (1¾ins)
A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers (2011).
Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement 1. Ian
Alexandrou, 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. Fuller, A.M. & Evers, Hans-Georg: Identifying
Corydoradinae Catfish P.182-183.