Similar to C.
gomezibut 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. Lineage: 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.
Ecuador; lower Río Bobonaza between Montalvoand
Chicherota, Río Pastaza system.
Male: 6.5cm (2½ins)
& Taylor, Martin. (2011). Evolution,
ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae revisited. 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. Dähne
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