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 good health.
South America:Peru, Río Madre de Dios.
Male: 4.5cm (1¾ins)
Female: 5.0cm (2ins)
22-25°C (71 -77°F)
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. Alexandrou, Markos & Taylor, Martin.
(2011). Evolution, ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae