It is still valid in some aspects
of the scientific community as Aspidoras pauciradiatus
but it is certainly a Corydoras. Lineage:When it is reclassified it will be placed in
Lineage 5 the "Elegans group". A revision
could involve the resurrection of the genus name
Gastrodermus (Cope, 1878) with the
designated type species of C. elegans.C.
pauciradiatus has 6 soft rays in the dorsal while
the rest of the genus has 7, (pauciradiatus
means, few fin rays). Aquarium Care:
Corydoras pauciradiatus does not do well in
a mixed community tank with larger tankmates due to
its size and retiring nature. A better idea is a smaller
tank with small characins/tetras or even a tank on
their own. Buy at least 6 or more as they do better
in their own company and when settled will come to
the front of the tank at feeding time. I find that
Java Moss and Java Fern plants with a sand substrate
and a box or sponge filter in a 18" x 12"
x 12" tank will keep them happy, with weekly
water changes of 30 to 50% adequate. Diet:
A good quality flake food and tablet food for adults
with sporadic feedings of small frozen or live food
will keep your Corydoras in good health.
Brazil : Upper Araguaia River basin. Type
locality: Brazil, Rio Araguaia, near Aruanã,
Est. Goiás (14º58'S, 51º04'W).
Male: 2.5cm (1ins) Female:
Markos & Taylor, Martin. (2011). Evolution,
ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae revisited.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes,
recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and
catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.
Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers (2011).
Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement 1. Ian
Fuller Enterprises. ScotCat
no. 38. August 1999.