Helen Burns (2)
Allan James (1) Mark Duffill (3)
Charles Gibbons (4) Danny
Blundell (3) Vedran Stincic
(1) Craig (1) BigFrogFeet
(1) Yann Fulliquet (1) aquajapan
Corydoras sterbai is
sometimes confused with Corydoras
The difference being that C. sterbai has for
simplistic reasons a dark basic body colour with white
spots on the head and snout area, while C. haraldshultzi
has it in reverse, a light body with dark spots/ reticulations.
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). Aquarium
Care: Corydoras sterbaiis
much likeany other speciesof
the genus Corydoras, easy to keep but will
do better in a group as they are sociable animals
and do like their own company. They will also appreciate
a bit of water movement in the aquarium. Like most
of this genus they are very peaceful, and would be
best housed with small to medium sized tankmates such
as Tetras, Rasboras and Danios or in a species tank
for breeding purposes. Remarks:
There is now a man made albino varierty of Corydoras
sterbai as can be seen in the thumbnail gallery.
Note the orange pectoral spines.
Brazil; Upper Rio Guaporé, near Pontes e Lacerda
Male: 6.0cm (2¼ins)
Female: 6.5cm (2½ins)
Markos & Taylor, Martin.(2011).
Evolution, ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae
revisited. Ian A. M. Fuller &
Hans-Georg Evers (2011).
Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement 1. Ian
Fuller Enterprises. ScotcCat
no. 12. June 1997.