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Corydoras xinguensis Nijssen, 1972

Image contributors to this species:

Hans-Georg Evers (1) Ian Fuller (3) Andreas Tanke (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Article Etymology = Genus Etymology = species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory

 Relevant Information:

The species known in the trade for many years under the name Corydoras xinguensis is in fact  Corydoras albolineatus Knaack, 2004. Also previously known under the C-number code of C056. The real Corydoras xinguensis, is a deeper bodied species, which has recently been imported into the UK (February 2007) from the Rio Xingu around Sâo Felix. Because of the variation in body markings it has received numerous C-numbers (C055, C105, C106, C107 and C108). 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. Remarks: C.xinguensis is deeper bodied than the slimmer C. albolineatus.

 Common Name:

Xingu corydoras, C055, C105, C106, C107, C108






South America: Brazil; Upper Xingu River basin. Type locality: Brazil, Est. Mato Grosso, Suia Missú Creek, tributary of upper Río Xingu near Posto Diauarum (about 11º15'S, 53º00'W).


4.5cm (1¾ins) Male; 5.0cm (2½ins) Female.


23-26°C (73-79°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.



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