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Corydoras sp. (CW036)

Image contributors to this species:

Allan James (1) Vedran Cuncic (1) Gus McArthur (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Factsheet Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory

Relevant Information:

This species was thought to be a larger form of C. arcuatus, but is indeed distinct enough morphologically to be considered a separate species. Both species are sympatric with C. narcissus. This species has been given the CW-number (Corydoras World) of 36 as it had not previously been given a C-number. The two last images may turn out to be different again and may come under the commmon name of "Super Arcuatus Longnose". Aquarium Care: As this is one of the longer snouted species it will be well suited to most community tanks. A well planted tank with a soft substrate such as sand so they can bury their snouts while searching out food. Diet: Readily accepts a mixed and varied diet which includes granular foods, tablet food, frozen bloodworm and good quality flake to name but a few. Remarks: It is now thought (Grant, S. 2014) that CW036 is the true Corydoras arcuatus instead of C020.

Common Name:

Super Arcuatus, CW036






South America: Brazil, Rio Madeira, Humaita-region.


Male: 7.5 cm (3ins) Female: 8.0cm (3¼ins)


22-26°C (71-79°F)


6.0 -7.2.


Grant S.
, 2014, Catfish Study Group Journal V15 - I4



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