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
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
South America: Brazil/Colombia.
Male: 5cm. (2ins) Female 5.5cm.
& Taylor, Martin. (2011). Evolution,
ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae revisited. Fuller, I.A.M. &
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. www.corydorasworld.com