Closely related to Corydoras
is very rare in imports although Suriname (2016) is
now beginning to open up to aquarists. 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 sized tankmates such as Tetras,
Rasboras and Danios or in a species tank for breeding
purposes. Best to purchase 6 individuals or more as
they will be happier in a group. Diet:
Readily accepts a mixed and varied diet which includes
granular foods, tablet food, frozen bloodworm and
good quality flake.
Coastal rivers of Suriname. Type locality:
The holotype was collected by H.P.Pijpers in 1961
in the Surinam-Corantijn River system, Sipaliwini
River near the border with Brazil, Paru, Savanna.
Male: 4.5cm ( 1¾ins)
Female: 5.0cm ( 2ins)
Nijssen H. & Isbrücker
A review of the Genus Corydoras Lacepede, 1803. (Pisces,
Siluriformes, Callichthyidae) 220p. Fuller, I.A.M.
& Evers, H-G:
2005 Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Ian Fuller
Enterprises. 384 p 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.