(1) Jim Makin (1) Eric Olson
Aquarium Group (1)
Ivan Sokol (2) K. Meier
(3) Joakim Schön (1)
Similar to C.
has a very dark eye band compared to the latter's
pale or nonexistent and C. leucomelas is
a much smaller species. The black blotch in the dorsal
extends into 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: 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 to name but a few.
Colombia; Rio Orteguaza, a tributary of the Rio Caqueta.
Ecuador; Rio Panayacu, tributary of the Rio Napo and
tributaries of the upper Rio Yasuni. Peru;
Rio Amazonas, near Leticia. Rio Nanay, tributary of
the Rio Amazonas west of Iquitos. Rio Chuinda, tributary
of the Rio Pastaza and also at the confluence
of the Rio Utiquinia and the Rio Ucayali.
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. Seus, Werner: Corydoras, The most
Popular armoured catfishes of South America