When first imported it was
first thought to ba a natural hybrid between C.
haraldschultzi but was later described
in 1999 by Knaack as a valid species. This species
is variable in colouration and markings. 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
a good quality flake.
Brazil, Guaporé River basin.
Male: 5.5cm. (2¼ins)
Female: 6.5cm. (2½ins)
& Taylor, Martin. (2011). Evolution,
ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae revisited. Fuller, A.M. & Evers, Hans-Georg:
Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish P.184. Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers
(2011). Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement
1. Ian Fuller Enterprises.