A small and pretty species
which is similar to C.
the Xingu River in Brazil. 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: A tank setup would
entail a soft substrate such as sand or a small gravel
and a nice plant covering around the back and sides
of the aquarium. If housed in a community tank a mixture
of small South American characins or the smaller varieties
of Asian Rasboras would suffice, as larger fishes
would intimidate these shy Cory's, and would stop
them eating and would be therefore detrimental to
their overall health. Diet: A good
quality flake food and tablet food for adults with
sparodic feedings of frozen or live food will keep
your Corydoras in good health.
Brazil, State of Bahia, tributary to Rio Prêto
near Santa de Cassia.
Male: 3.5cm (1¼ins)
Female: 4.0cm (1½ins)
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