(1 stamp) Danny Blundell (2) Vedran
Cuncic (1) Ian M. Clift
(1) Graham Ramsay (5) Joost
Alan Pinkerton (1) Hans-Georg
Evers (2) Nick Ridout (1)
Was thought for many years
that this species was Corydoras
but after investigative work by English aquarist Steven
Grant(2014) the original short nosed
species that was supposed to be C. arcuatus
has turned out to be a longer nosed species which
had been given the CorydorasWorld number of CW036.
Lineage: Placed in Lineage 9, the
"short-snouted" species with the designated
type species: C. punctatus. A revision in
the future would constitute the resurrection of the
genus name Hoplosopma (Agassiz, 1846).
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 to name but a few. Update2019:
C. granti is widely distributed throughout
the central and western portions of the Amazon basin,
being known from the rivers Negro, Caquetá,
Putumayo, Juruá, Purus and Javari basins and
direct tributaries of the Rio Amazonas-Solimôes
in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The record
from the Iquitos region in Peru was based on unpreserved
specimens Collected by Hans Evers (pers. comm.) Tencatt
et al. Etymology: Corydoras granti
is named after Steven Grant, aquarist and amateur
ichthyologist who was the first to realise the distinctness
of this species from the true C. arcuatus.
A genitive noun.
Skunk Cory, C020
Peru; Loreto, Río Yavari, Lago Matamata.
Type locality: Amazon River (aquarium specimen).
Fuller, Ian A.M. &
Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish. 2005. 384 p Grant S., 2014, Catfish Study Group
Journal V15 - I4
Tencatt, L.F.C. Lima, F.C.T. & Britto, M.R.
2019. Deconstructing an octongeneric misconception
reveals the true Corydoras arcuatus Elwin 1938 (Siluriformes:
Callichthyidae) and a new Corydoras species from the
Amazon basin. doi: 10.1111/jfb.13980.