This species had the C-Number
of 14 in the German Magazine DATZ in Dec. 1993. It
was also given the C-Number of 72 in mistake in the
March edition of 2000.
Placed in Lineage 9, the "short-snouted"
species with the designated type species: C. punctatus.
A revision in the future would constitute the resurrection
of the genus name Hoplosopma (Agassiz, 1846).
Aquarium Care: This is akin to most
of this genus, very peaceful, and would be best housed
with small to medium sized tankmates such as Tetras,
Rasboras and Danios or in a species tank for breeding
purposes. Best to purchase 6 individuals or more as
they will be happier in a group. Diet:
Readily accepts a mixed and varied diet which includes
granular foods, tablet food, frozen bloodworm and
a good quality flake food.
Venezuela, Rio Caroni.
Male: 4.5cm (1¾ins)
Fuller, A.M. &
Evers, Hans-Georg: Identifying Corydoradinae
Catfish P.290 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.