Similar to Corydoras
C. julii is a much daintier looking species with
fine spots on the head whereas C. trilineatus
has wavy lines on the snout and is a more robust looking
species. Lineage: Both are 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
a good quality flake.
Brazil; Maranhão, creek into Rio Parnaíba
near Alto Parnaíba (= Victoria) (09°08’S,
Male: 5.5cm (2¼ins)
Female: 6.0cm (2½ins)
& Taylor, Martin. (2011). Evolution,
ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae revisited. Fuller, I.A.M. &
2005 Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Ian Fuller
Enterprises. 384 p Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers
(2011). Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement
1. Ian Fuller Enterprises.