Occurs in creeks with sandy
to sandy-muddy substrate, medium or little sun, 0.5
to 2 m depth. Rarely caught. The mature male's pectoral
spine is uniformly very thick along its whole length
and is provided with fine needles which alludes to
the latin meaning of the species name. Sympatric with
is usually the species that is found in the hobby
instead of C. solox.
Lineage: Placed in Lineage 1, and
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
a good quality flake.
Brazil/French Guiana, Oyapock River basin and smaller
coastal drainages. Type locality:
bassin du Rio Oiapoque, 60 km S du village Martinique
(03º51'N, 51º53'O), Terr. Amapa, Brazil.
Male: 6.5cm (2½ins)
Female: 7.cm (2¾ins)
& Taylor, Martin. (2011). Evolution,
ecology and taxonomy of the Corydoradinae revisited. Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa
1418:1-628. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2009. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, version (07/2010). Ian A. M. Fuller & Hans-Georg Evers
(2011). Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish Supplement
1. Ian Fuller Enterprises.