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