Hans-Georg Evers (1)
Graham Ramsay (3) Haakon
Allan James (3) Joakim
There are three species that
are very similar. The first species depicted here
was collected in the type locality for C. eques
in Brazil and is the true C. eques. The other
two species that are alike are from Peru, one is caught
rabauti in the
upper Ucayali, Corydoras cf. eques,
which has been given the CW number of CW043
and is almost identical to
C. eques apart from a slight difference in
body shape and colour pattern but has proved to be
C. eques, and the other is captured alongside
zygatus and has been given the CorydorasWorld
number of CW007.
Lineage: Placed in Lineage 7 alongside
other members of the so called "aeneus group"
with the designated type species: C. eques.
A revision in the future would constitute the resurrection
of the genus name Osteogaster. 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 a good quality
CW043 and C. eques are now one and the same
Horseman Cory, CW043
Brazil; Amazonas, Rio Amazonas at Codajas.
Male: 5.0cm. (2ins) Female:
& Taylor, Martin. (2011). Evolution,
ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae revisited. Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers
(2011). Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement
1. Ian Fuller Enterprises. www.corydorasworld.com