Cat-eLog Right Callichthyidae Right Corydoradinae Right Corydoras (lineage 8 sub-clade 4)

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Scientific Name Corydoras (lineage 8 sub-clade 4) ephippifer  Nijssen, 1972
Common Names CW025, Saddel-pansermalle (Denmark)
Saddle Cory
Type Locality Cachoera Creek at right bank of Rio Amapari, 4 kilometers downstream of Casa do 7, Amapa State, Brazil.
Pronunciation kor ee doh rass (lineage eight subclade four).
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 literally means bearing(ferre = bearing) a saddle (ephippium), a reference to its colouring.
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Size 50mm or 2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The species has a clear dorsal fin.
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Distribution South America: Amapá, Brazil.
Amapa State Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 6.0 - 8.0
Temperature 22.0-25.0°C or 71.6-77°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 2-25.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Netherlands Journal of Zoology v. 21 (no. 4), pp 422, Fig. 5.
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Last Update 2022 Aug 21 11:37 (species record created: 2005 Jan 04 00:00)