The second thumbnail 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. Lineage: Placed in Lineage
9, the "short-snouted" species with the
designated type species: C. punctatus. A
revision in the future would constitute the resurrection
of the genus name Hoplosopma (Agassiz, 1846).
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.
Venezuela, Rio Atabapo, a tributary of the Rio Orinoco
near San Fernando de Atababo.
Male: 4.0cm (1½ins)
Female: 4.5cm (1¾ins)
& Taylor, Martin. (2011). Evolution,
ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae revisited. Fuller, I.A.M. &
2005 Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Ian Fuller
Enterprises. 384 p. Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers
(2011). Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement
1. Ian Fuller Enterprises. Nijssen H. & Isbrücker
A review of the Genus Corydoras Lacepede, 1803. (Pisces,
Siluriformes, Callichthyidae) 220p.