In Brazil called Corydoras
sp. ‘Semibicuda’, after its head shape.
A rare species, which is sympatric with C.
In the trade this species is known as Corydoras
‘New Violet’, and in Japan under the nomen
nudum Corydoras ‘Matzusakae’.
Placed in Lineage 8 sub clade 4 which comprises the
"intermediate long-snouts" with deeper bodies.
It also includes Brochis in sub-clade 1 which
was synonymised with Corydoras by Britto
in 2003 but in time there will be a revision which
will resurrect Brochis (Cope, 1871) to full
genera again. 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.
Brazil, Acre, Rio Branco drainage.
Male: 6.0cm (2¼ins)
Female: 6.5cm (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
revisited. Fuller, I.A.M. & Evers, H-G:
2005 Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish 384 p