C. froehlichi can
be distinguished from its most similar congeners,
longipinnis and C.
paleatus, by the absence of small
plates on the ventral surface of the trunk (vs. presence);
and by having markedly rounded snout (vs. relatively
pointed snout). Placed
in Lineage 6 which has always been
classified as Corydoras (Lacépède,
1803) so a new genus would need to be described and
a new type species when a revision is carried out.
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. Remarks: Rare
in imports. The thumnail images show the Holotype
of Corydoras froehlichi, MCP 48433.
Brazil, Rio Pelotas Rio Grande do Sul.
Male: 6.5cm (2½ins)
Female 7.0cm (2¾ins).
Tencatt, Britto &
Pavanelli, 2016: Revisionary study of the
armored catfish Corydoras paleatus (Jenyns, 1842)
(Siluriformes: Callichthyidae) over 180 years after
its discovery by Darwin, with description of a new
species. www.corydorasworld.com 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