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Corydoras granti Tencatt, Lima & Britto 2019

Image contributors to this species:

Ian Fuller (2) Frants Lehmann (1 stamp) Danny Blundell (2) Vedran Cuncic (1) Ian M. Clift (1) Graham Ramsay (5) Joost Schuitemaker (1) Alan Pinkerton (1) Hans-Georg Evers (2) Nick Ridout (1)

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Relevant Information:

Was thought for many years that this species was Corydoras arcuatus 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. 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. Update 2019: 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.

Common Name:

Skunk Cory, C020


Corydoras arcuatus




South America: Peru; Loreto, Río Yavari, Lago Matamata. Type locality: Amazon River (aquarium specimen).


5.5cm (2¼ins)


22-28°C (71-83°F)




Fuller, Ian A.M. & Evers, Hans-Georg: 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.



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