This species was once named
as a subspecies of C.
blochi and was
known as Corydoras blochi vittatus, but it
has since been raised to a full species in its own
right. Placed it 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.
Corydoras blochi vittatus
Brazil, Est. Maranhão, tributary of Rio Itapecuru
Male: 5.5cm (2¼ins)
Female: 6.0cm (2½ins)
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