Adult males have an extended
first dorsal fin ray. Similar to C.
but this species has an orange blotch in the predorsal
region and the first ray of the dorsal is black whereas
C. schwartzi has a transparent or greyish
first dorsal fin ray followed by a black zone. 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).
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:Brazil; Purus River basin, middle Amazon
system. Type locality: Brasilien,
Mündungsgebiet des Rio Purus.
Fuller, I.A.M. &
2005 Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish 384p. Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa