Similar to C.
this species is higher bodied. There is also a variety
with an eye mask which may be the juvenile pattern
of C. loretoensis, with this trait disappearing
as they grow into adulthood. 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.
South America:Peru, Loreto Province, Rio Nanay. Type
locality: Xeberos and Huallaga, Peru.
4.5cm (1¾ins) Male;
5.0cm (2ins) Female.
Fuller, Ian A.M. &
Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish. 2005. 384 p Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa
1418:1-628. 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.