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Scientific Name Corydoras (lineage 7) melanotaenia  Regan, 1912
Common Names Elongate Bronze Cory
Green Gold Catfish, Panzerwels (Germany), Sortbåndet Pansermalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Honda, Río Meta system of Río Orinoco, Tolima, Honda, 12°21'N, 71°47'W, Colombia.
Pronunciation kor ee doh rass (lineage seven). - mell ann oh TANE ee ah
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. This specific epithet refers to the black (melan=black) stripe (taenia= stripe or ribbon) that runs down its body.
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Size 58mm or 2.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Males are smaller and slimmer. Females grow larger and are much wider which can most easily be observed from above.
Down Habitat Information
Distribution South America: Meta River basin in Colombia.
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Meta (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2020.
Temperature 20.0-23.0°C or 68-73.4°F (Show species within this range)
Down Husbandry Information
Furniture Substrate should be fine sand, bordered with driftwood and aquatic plants leaving an open area for them to search for food and swim.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
Down Further Information
Reference Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 8) v. 10 (no. 56), pp 217.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 08 12:06 (species record created: 2001 Apr 30 00:00)