This undescribed and unusual
coloured species is another member of the so called
"aeneus group" and has been given the CorydorasWorld
number of CW093. Placed in Lineage 7 which comprises
all species from the "aeneus group". A revision
and a description in the future would involve the
resurrection of the genus Osteogaster (Cope
1871), with the designated type species: C. eques.
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: will probably
do better in cooler water temperatures.
Santa Cruz, Rio Pirai basin.
Male: 6.0cm (2½ins)
Female: 6.5cm (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