This species occupies the
same or overlapping geographic area as Corydoras
pulcherand may turn out to be a colour varient of
this species. The differences between the two is that
C. pulcher has one black line to body and
C028 has two. It has been given the CW (CorydorasWorld)
number of 28. Lineage: Placed in
Lineage 9, the "short-snouted" species with
the designated type species: C. punctatus.
A revision and a description 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 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.
Remarks:This is a very pretty species when in good
CW028, Corydoras sp
Peru, Rio Purus.
Male: 6.0cm (2½ins)
Female: 6.5cm (2¾ins)
20-25°C (67 -77°F)
& Taylor, Martin. (2011). Evolution,
ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae revisited. Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers
(2011). Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement
1. Ian Fuller Enterprises.