Only nine specimens were collected
of this small species in 2015.
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: Will do best in a
small species only tank or kept with small tankmates
such as small tetras and dwarf rasboras. Should be
kept in a group of at least six. Substrate can be
of fine sand and plants such as java moss and java
fern can be used alongside rockwork for further effect.
If kept in a species tank for breeding, a fine substrate,
java moss and a sponge filter would suffice with weekly
50% water changes to keep the water pure. Diet:
Small foods such as microworm, grindal worm, good
quality flake and tablets. Frozen foods such as bloodworm.
Madeira, Garapé Matupi.
Male: 3.0cm (1¼ins)
Female: 3.5cm (1½ins)
www.corydorasworld.com 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