Referred to in the trade as
the ‘Brazil sharp nose’ although
it is actually found in Bolivia. It was given the
C-number C050 before its description.
Lineage: 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
a good quality flake.
C050, Brazil sharp nose
Bolivia, Departamento Santa Cruz, Provincia J.M. Velasco.
Río Itenez system.
Male: 6.5cm (2½ins)
Female: 7.0cm (2¾ins)
& Taylor, Martin. (2011). Evolution,
ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae revisited. Fuller, A.M. & Evers, Hans-Georg:
Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish P.148. Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers
(2011). Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement
1. Ian Fuller Enterprises.