Similar to Corydoras
was considered a subspecies as Corydoras pastazensis
orcesi Weitzman & Nijssen, 1970. It was raised
to species level by Isbrücker in the publication,
Breeding Corydoradine Catfishes, Ian A.M. Fuller 2001.
The first thumbnail picture by Image Contributor,
Hans-Georg Evers, is the paratype (remaining specimens
after holotype has been selected), which is held in
the Zoological Museum of Amsterdam. Placed in Lineage
1. When there is a revision they will stay as Corydoras
(Lacépède, 1803) with the type species
of C. geoffroy La Cépède, 1803.
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
good quality flake.
Ecuador, Pastaza, Rio Conambo, near the village of
Male: 6.5cm (2½ins)
Female: 7.0cm (2¾ins)
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 revisited.