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Corydoras orphnopterus Weitzman & Nijssen, 1970

Image contributors to this species:

Ian Fuller (1) Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (1) Graham Carr (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = species

Other Sources:

Fishbase Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory

Relevant Information:

Similar to C. leopardus Back to Family page Back to Family page and C. gomezi Back to Family page Back to Family page but in these two species the centre band running along the body is much wider in relation to the rows of spots above and below it. There is a small blotch in the dorsal fin. Aquarium care: This is akin to most of this genus, very peaceful, and would be best housed with small to medium tank mates such as Tetras, Rasboras and Danios or in a species tank for breeding purposes. Diet: A good quality flake food and tablet food for adults with sporadic feedings of frozen or live food will keep your Corydoras in good health.

Common Name:







South America: Ecuador; lower Río Bobonaza between Montalvoand Chicherota, Río Pastaza  system


6.0cm (2½ins)


23-26°C (73-79°F)


6.0 -7.2.


Seus, Werner; Corydoras The most popular armoured catfishes of South America. Dähne Verlag. 218p.



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