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Jump to next section Summary of Brochis
Pronounced BROK iss
Etymology Brochis: From the Greek brochis, meaning inkhorn; in reference to the resemblance of the fish to one.
Identification The genus Brochis can be distinguished from other corydoradine species by the fact that Brochis have more than 10 rays in the dorsal fin, whilst all other members of the Corydoradinae have 7 rays.
Size Smallest 90mm, largest 100mm, average 96mm, most commonly 99mm. All SL.
Species There are 7 "species" in the database
Keepers 5 species (71%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Brochis splendens (81.52%)
2. Brochis multiradiatus (12.68%)
3. Brochis britskii (3.99%)
4. Brochis sp. (Cw034) (1.45%)
5. Brochis sp. (Cw136) (0.36%)
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