This is a variable marked
species with some specimens with or without the black
blotch to the dorsal fin.
Placed it in Lineage 1. When there is a revision they
will stay as Corydoras (Lacépède,
1803) with the type species of C. geoffroy
La Cépède, 1803. Aquarium Care:
As this is one of the longer snouted species it will
be well suited to most community tanks. A well planted
tank with a soft substrate such as sand so they can
bury their snouts while searching out food. Diet:
Readily accepts a mixed and varied diet which includes
granular foods, tablet food, frozen bloodworm and
good quality flake to name but a few.
Peru, Loreto, Rio Ampiyacu, Shanso Caño.
Male: 6.5cm ( 2½ins)
Female: 7.0cm (2¾ins)
Fuller, I.A.M. &
Evers, H-G: 2005 Identifying Corydoradinae
Catfish 384p 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 revisited.