Similar looking to C.
the Meta River basin in Colombia but could prove to
be an isolated population of this species.
Lineage: Placed in Lineage 9, the
"short-snouted" species with the designated
type species: C. punctatus. A revision and
a description in the future would constitute the resurrection
of the genus name Hoplosopma (Agassiz, 1846).
Aquarium Care: 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.
Colombia, Meta Province.
Male: 4.5cm (1¾ins)
Female: 5.0cm (2ins)
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.