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Corydoras steindachneri Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1973

Image contributors to this species:

Alan Pinkerton (3)

ScotCat Sources:

Factsheet Etymology = Genus Etymology = species

Other Sources:

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Relevant Information:

Can be confused with C. paleatus. Unique in that they have an extended predorsal scute. The main differences between this species and Corydoras paleatus is the size, as the latter grows to around the 7cm mark while steindachneri only atains 5cm. The males of steindachneri possess a more elongated dorsal fin and are not as heavy looking as the females. The body markings are also different with C. steindachneri having two midlateral body blotches compared with three in C. paleatus. Aquarium care: This 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.  

Common Name:







South America: Brazil; Coastal rivers in Paraná State. Type locality: Brazil, Est. Paraná, Paranaguá (25º32'S,


5.0cm ( 2ins)


22-26°C (71-79°F)


6.0 -7.2.


Fuller, I.A.M. & Evers, H-G: 2005 Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish 384 p
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.
ScotCat Factsheet no.9 May 1997



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