Known for the midlateral blotch
to body. "Saddle nosed species" which would
place it in Lineage 1. When there is a revision they
will stay as Corydoras (Lacépède,
1803) with the type species of C. geoffroy
La Cépède, 1803. 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
good quality flake to name but a few. Remarks:
As of 2019 C. ellisae is now considered a
synonym of C. aurofrenatus.
C017, Corydoras "Antonio"
Eastern Ecuador and Ucayali River basin, Peru.
Type locality: Yarinococha, Peru.
Male: 6.5cm (2¾ins)
Female: 7.0cm (3ins)
Fuller, Ian A.M. &
Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish. 2005. 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. Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers
(2011). Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement
1. Ian Fuller Enterprises. Alexandrou, Markos
& Taylor, Martin. (2011). Evolution,
ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae revisited.