Very variable species and
not unlike C.
has a round spot in the dorsal and may very well turn
out to be another variation of C. leopardus.
Similar also is C018
but this species has white to the leading hard dorsal
ray and also C131
which is a more robust looking Cory, and also belonging
to the leopardus group is C128.
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 Maracaña. Ecuador,
Rio Jatuncocha, where it meets the Rio Yasuni.
Peru, Rio Yavari, near San Fernando.
Male 7.0cm ( 3ins) Female 7.5cm
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. Seus, Werner; Corydoras The most
popular armoured catfishes of South America. Dähne