This species was once named
as a subspecies of C.
blochi and was
known as Corydoras blochi vittatus, but it
has since been raised to a full species in its own
right. Placed 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.
Corydoras blochi vittatus
Brazil, Est. Maranhão, tributary of Rio Itapecuru
Male: 5.5cm (2¼ins)
Female: 6.0cm (2½ins)
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