This species was imported
as a bi-catch with C.
zygatusfrom Peruand is somewhat
similar to C.
eques from Brazil
and has been given the Corydoras World CW number of
CW007. There are three species that are very alike,
the two mentioned and another one Corydoras cf.
eques which has been given the CW number of CW043,
and is also from Peru and is collected along with
from the upper Ucayali. Placed in Lineage 7 alongside
other members of the so called "aeneus group"
with the designated type species: C. eques.
A revision and description of CW007 in the future
would constitute the resurrection of the genus name
Osteogaster (Cope, 1871). 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
Male: 6.0 cm (2½ins)
Female: 7.0cm (2¾ins)
Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg
Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement 1. Ian
Alexandrou, Markos & Taylor, Martin. (2011).
Evolution, ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae