|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Corydoras xinguensis Nijssen, 1972|
|Common Name(s)||C055, C105, C106, C107, C108, Xingu Cory, Xingu Corydoras|
|Type Locality||Suia Missú Creek, trib. of upper Rio Xingu near Posto Diauarum, ca. 11°15'S, 53°00'W, Est. Mato Grosso, Brazil.|
|Pronunciation||Kory DOOR ass|
|Etymology||Cory = helmet, doras = skin. In this case it was incorrectly used to mean armour (cuirasse) instead of skin in allusion to the dual rows of plates that run along the flanks of this genus. Named for the Rio Xingu in Brazil, where the species was found.|
|Size||50mm (2") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Corydoras are identified by their twin rows of armour plates along the flanks and by having fewer than 10 dorsal fin rays. They are most commonly confused with the other genera in the sub-family, namely Brochis, Scleromystax and Aspidoras.|
|Sexing||Females grow larger and are more full-bodied, this is best observed from above the fish. Males will typically have more pointed as opposed to more rounded fin tips as they mature.|
|Distribution||South America: Upper Xingu River basin.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu, Upper Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|Feeding||Will accept a wide range of commercial foods including tablets, granules and flakes. Live (or frozen) foods such as bloodworm, white worm, grindal worm, Daphnia and tubifex are readily accepted.|
|Furniture||Shade provided by overhanging rock work, arching bogwood, tall or floating plants are all that is required. Ideally substrate should be sand, but rounded gravel is an imperfect alternative. Do not keep over regular, not rounded gravel, this will damaged the fishes barbels when it tries to dig.|
|References||Neth. J. Zool.v. 21 (no. 4) - pp429 - Fig. 9|
|Registered Keepers||(1) Coryman, (2) fulvioander, (3) gem400, (4) antares.
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|Last Update||2007 Oct 03 13:02 (species record created: 2001 May 04 00:00)|
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