Hans-Georg Evers (1) Karsten
This species from Peru is
very rare in the hobby. 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.
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)
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
revisited. Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa