One of the most breathtaking
new species that has been recently discovered (2016).
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).
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, Rio Curua, Rio Xingu drainage.
Male: 4.0cm (1½ins)
Female: 4.5cm (1¾ins)
& Taylor, Martin. (2011). Evolution,
ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae revisited.
Ian A. M. Fuller
& Hans-Georg Evers (2011).
Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement 1. Ian