Hans-Georg Evers (1) Karsten
This species from Peru is
very rare in the hobby. Lineage:
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
a good quality flake.
Pastaza River basin, Peru. Type locality:
Loreto, cours inférieur du Rio Huytoyacu, près
du village Nuevo Progresso, affluent de la rive droite
du Rio Pastaza, 40 kilometers environ au N. du Lago
Rimachi (4º13'S, 76º38'W), Peru.
Male 5.5cm ( 2¼ins)
Female 6.0cm (2½ins)
& Taylor, Martin. (2011). Evolution,
ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae revisited. Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa
1418:1-628. 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.