Quite similar to C.
Males usually have a black blotch to the dorsal fin.
Lineage: Part of the so called "Elegans
Group" which would place it in Lineage 5. A revision
in the future could involve the resurrection of the
genus name Gastrodermus (Cope, 1878), with
the designated type species: C. elegans.
Can sometimes be difficult to identify, has two white
stripes along the body with a blackish stripe splitting
them. All fins have a yellow tinge. 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
Corydoras sp "San
Western Amazon River basin, eastern Ecuador and Peru
Type locality: Napo, Lagartococha,
affluent septentrional du Rio Aguarico, entre l’embouchure
de la rivière (0º39'S, 75º16'W) et
le village de Garzacocha (0º28'S, 75º21'W),
bassin du Rio Napo, Ecuador.
Male: 4.5cm (1¾ins)
Female: 5.0cm (2ins)
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 1418:1-628.
Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers (2011).
Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement 1. Ian
Fuller Enterprises. Seus, Werner: Corydoras, The most Popular
armoured catfishes of South America.