Referred to in the trade as
the ‘Brazil sharp nose’ although
it is actually found in Bolivia. It was given the
C-number C050 before its description.
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.
C050, Brazil sharp nose
Bolivia, Departamento Santa Cruz, Provincia J.M. Velasco.
Río Itenez system.
Male: 6.5cm (2½ins)
Female: 7.0cm (2¾ins)
Fuller, A.M. &
Evers, Hans-Georg: Identifying Corydoradinae
Catfish P.148. 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