Allan James (6)
Helen Burns (1) Yann Fulliquet
(2) Mark Goh (1) Benny Hubel
Very similar to C.
does not possess the high dorsal fin of this species
and has slightly different colour markings. When first
imported it was known in the aquarium trade as Corydoras
sp. "Asher", after the fish exporter Asher
Benzaken and gained the C-number of C064. Description:
Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total):
7; Anal soft rays: 7. Lineage: Placed
in Lineage 6 which has always been classified as Corydoras
(Lacépède, 1803) so a new genus would
need to be described and a new type species when a
new revision is carried out. Colouration:
Distinguished from all its congeners, except Corydoras
by its colour pattern consisting of three large, dark
blotches, the first one "mask" on the head,
across the eye, the second one on the trunk at the
level of the dorsal fin, and the third one on the
trunk at the level of the adipose fin. Differs further
from C. reynoldsi mainly by the development
of trunk blotches; and from C. weitzmani
by the presence of a dusky saddle between the dorsal
and adipose fin, the second trunk blotch extending
vertically from the adipose-fin base to the anal-fin
base, and the presence of four dark, vertical stripes
in the caudal fin. 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.
Bumblebee Cory, Asher Cory,
Brazil; Rio Tiquié, upper Rio Negro basin.
Male: 4.0cm. (1½ins).
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. www.corydorasworld.com Britto, M.R. and F.C.T. Lima, 2003.
Corydoras tukano, a new species of corydoradine catfish
from the rio Tiquié, upper rio Negro basin,
Brazil (Ostariophysi: Siluriformes: Callichthyidae).
Neotrop. Ichthyol. 1(2):83-91.