Similar in appearance to Corydoras
may prove in the future that it is a synonym of C.
fowleri as both species are quite difficult to
tell apart. Placed in Lineage 1,
and 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.
Peru, Rio Aguaytia, a branch of the Rio Ucayali, west
of the city of Pucallpa.
Male: 6.0cm (2½ins)
Female: 6.5cm (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