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Scientific Name Corydoras(ln9) granti  , 2019
Common Names C020, Skunk Cory
Arched Cory, Panzerwels/Corydoras - Catfish (Germany)
Pronunciation GRANT ee.
Etymology Named in honor of Steven Grant, who previously analyzed the differences among the arc-striped corys and recognized C020 as a distinct species (published in the Journal of the Catfish Study Group).
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Size 55mm or 2.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The colour pattern forms an even arch of dark stripe from the snout to the lower back. Sometimes the cleithrum will have an iridescent gold or bronze color. Corydoras granti is very similar to Corydoras arcuatus. C. granti can be distinguished by having a shorter, more rounded snout, whereas C. arcuatus has a longer straight snout. Also, the posterior margin of the pectoral fin spine of C. granti has serrations pointing toward the spine tip, whereas these serrations point toward the origin of the spine (toward the body) on C. arcuatus. Finally, when full grown, C. granti is a smaller species than C. arcuatus.
Sexing Females larger and fuller bodied.
General Remarks Corydoras granti is very similar to C. arcuatus , and specimens of C. granti are often sold by pet stores under the name C. arcuatus. A key to the arc-striped corys can be found in the forum HERE.
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Distribution Widespread throughout the Upper Amazon region.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Has been bred in captivity.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
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References Tencatt, Lima, & Britto. (2019). J. Fish Biol., doi: 10.1111/jfb.13980
Grant, S. 2014. Journal of the Catfish Study Group (UK), 15(4), 24-29.
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Last Update 2019 Jul 17 21:53 (species record created: 2001 Apr 30 00:00)