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Corydoras osteocarus Böhlke, 1951

Image contributors to this species:

Ian Fuller (1) Julian Dignall (1) Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (1) David Sands (1) Alan Pinkerton (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory

Relevant Information:

The second image is of specimens collected by the image contributor, webmaster of Planet Catfish, Julian Dignall, near the type locality. The overriding identification is the black markings to the caudal peduncle and the very blunt nose. The Holotype is in the CAS, standard length, 30.5mm Venezuela, Rio Atabapo. Aquarium Care: As per this genus, housed with non aggressive species or a species tank. Buy at least 6 as they will stay together in the tank which will make them feel more comfortable in their surroundings. Diet: As per this genus with good quality flake food, tablet, frozen and small worm foods.

Common Name:







South America: Venezuela; Rio Atabapo, a tributary of the Rio Orinoco near San Fernando de Atababo


4.5cm (1¾ins)


23-26°C (73-79°F)


6.0 -7.2.


Fuller, Ian A.M. & Evers, Hans-Georg: Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish. 2005. 384 p.
Nijssen H. & Isbrücker I.J.H.: 1980, A review of the Genus Corydoras Lacepede, 1803. (Pisces, Siluriformes, Callichthyidae) 220p.



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