(2) Mark Goh
(1) Stuart McIntosh (2)
Quite a variable species.
There is a similar species with the C-number of C039 which
has a deeper body and a different head shape. 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.
Brazil; Rio Negro, north of Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira.
Male: 6.5cm (2¾ins)
Female: 7.0cm (3ins)
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