Lineage: Member of the so called
'Elegans group' which would place it in Lineage 5.
A revision in the future could involve the resurrection
of the genus name Gastrodermus (Cope, 1878),
with the designated type species: C. elegans.
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
South America:Peru, Río Madre de Dios.
Male: 4.5cm (1¾ins)
Female: 5.0cm (2ins)
22-25°C (71 -77°F)
& Taylor, Martin. (2011). Evolution,
ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae revisited. Fuller, I.A.M. &
2005 Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish 384 p. Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers
(2011). Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement
1. Ian Fuller Enterprises.