This small species has been
given the Corydoras World number of 102. Placed in
Lineage 9, the "short-snouted" species with
the designated type species: C. punctatus.
A revision 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
Brazil, Rio Tapajos drainage.
Male: 3.5cm (1½ins)
Female: 4.0cm (1¾ins)
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