This new species (2010) is
being exported out of Leticia in Colombia which lies
on the border between Colombia, Brazil and Peru. It
has been given the Corydoras World number of CW049.
It is thought that it may come from the upper Rio
Negro in Brazil. There is another very similar type
which has a blotch running down from the dorsal instead
of the diamond shape. This has been given the CW number
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.
South America: Brazil/Colombia.
Male: 5cm. (2ins) Female 5.5cm.
Fuller, I.A.M. & Evers,
H-G: 2005 Identifying
Corydoradinae Catfish Ian Fuller Enterprises. 384
p 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.