There is a group of several,
quite similar species, like C.
spectabilis, which can be distinguished
by colour pattern. 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.
Bolivia, Departamento Santa Cruz Province, J. M. Velasco,
Río Itenez system, Río Van Martin.
Male: 6.0cm (2¼ins)
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. Fuller, A.M. & Evers, Hans-Georg:
Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish P.184.