(1) Danny Blundell (1) Chris
Ralph (2) Sandy Milne (1)
Daniel Blom (1) Joost
Karsten Schönherr (1) Graham
Ramsay (2) Yann Fulliquet
(2) Alan Pinkerton (2) John
There is sometimes a difference
in body markings in this species, but basically they
have 3 blotches running along the body, one just under
the dorsal fin, one midway between the dorsal and
the adipose fin and a larger blotch on the caudal
peduncle. Sometimes you can get species that have
these markings merging into one band running the full
length of the body from the start of the dorsal fin
to the caudal peduncle, or even 2 bands, but the spot/blotch
on the peduncle is always larger than the rest of
these markings. There is a very similar species, namely
Brazil but the difference is in the body markings
where C.cochui has 4 blotches and C.habrosus,
3. In place of the large blotch in the caudal peduncle
of C. habrosus, C. cochui has 2 smaller
spots situated between the adipose fin and the caudal
peduncle (where the tail meets the body). Lineage:
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: C.habrosus as
you may gather is a small species, with the females
growing a little bit bigger than the males. They are
just too small to house in a large community tank
and will also suffer at the hands of other larger
inhabitants such as barbs, especially Tiger Barbs
who will pick on them as they sit motionless on the
substrate. An ideal tank would be a 18"x12"x12"
or a 24"x12"x12" with peaceful livebearers
such as Guppies or Platies and small characins such
as Neons. Diet: Smaller foods for
this Corydoras such as crushed flake, tablets,
grindal worm and washed brine shrimp. Small frozen
bloodworm is also a good food.
Venezuela; in the Rio Cojedes, near El Baul, State
Male: 3.0cm (1¼ins)
Female: 3.5cm (1½ins)
031. Jan. 1999. 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.