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Corydoras orcesi Weitzman & Nijssen, 1970

Image contributors to this species:

Hans-Georg Evers (1) Allan James (2) Ivor Hilton (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = Species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory

Relevant Information:

Similar to Corydoras pastazensis, which was considered a subspecies as Corydoras pastazensis orcesi Weitzman & Nijssen, 1970. It was raised to species level by Isbrücker in the publication, Breeding Corydoradine Catfishes, Ian A.M. Fuller 2001. The first thumbnail picture by Image Contributor, Hans-Georg Evers, is the paratype (remaining specimens after holotype has been selected), which is held in the Zoological Museum of Amsterdam. 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 to name but a few. Remarks: Fishbase and Catalog of Fishes still do not recognise these changes.

Common Name:







South America: Ecuador, Pastaza, Rio Conambo, near the village of Onambo.


Male: 6.5cm (2½ins) Female: 7.0cm (2¾ins)


22-26°C (71-79°F)


6.0 -7.5.


Fuller, Ian A.M. & Evers, Hans-Georg: Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish. 2005. 384 p
Fuller, A.M, Breeding Corydoradine Catfishes. 2001. 248 p



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