C. septentrionalis is
one of only four species that posses a third pair
of rictal barbels, C.
geoffroy and C.
the other three. These extra barbels are short and
not that easy to see unless the fish is stationary.
Sometimes imported with the exporters name of C."Olga"
(also C. simulatus). This species for identification
purposes should have fairly strong lines in the caudal
fin. Lineage: Placed in Lineage 1
which when there is a revision 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.
Venezuela, Monagas, Rio Piña, 6 km north of
Male: 5.0 cm (2ins) Female:
Fuller, I.A.M. &
2005 Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish 384 p 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.