(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