Similar to Corydoras
has a barred caudal fin whereas C. ephippifer
has a clear caudal fin.
Placed in Lineage 8 sub clade 4 which comprises the
"intermediate long-snouts" with deeper bodies.
It also includes Brochis in sub-clade 1 which
was synonymised with Corydoras by Britto
in 2003 but in time there will be a revision which
will resurrect Brochis (Cope, 1871) to full
genera again. 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.
Brazil, Est. Amapa, Cachoera Creek at right bank of
Rio Amapari, 4km downstream of Casa do.
Male: 6.0cm (2½ins)
Female: 6.5cm (2¾ins)
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