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Scientific Name Corydoras(ln6) ortegai  Britto, Lima & Hidalgo, 2007
Common Names CW031, Loreto Panda Cory
Type Locality Río Putumayo basin, Quebrada Coronel Díaz, tributary to río Yaguas, 2°51'13''S, 71°27'02'' W, Province Maynas, Dept. Loreto, Peru.
Pronunciation kor ee doh rass (lineage six). - orr tay guy
Etymology After Hernán Ortega Torres, curator of the fish After Hernán Ortega Torres, curator of the fish Nacional Mayor de San Marcos.
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Size 33mm or 1.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification This species is similar in shape to C. reynoldsi and C. tukano (and less so C. weitzmani which is an altogether stockier fish) but is missing the dark blotch under the dorsal fin. It is similar in patterning to C. panda as it has a single dark blotch under the adipose fin but tends to have a grey as opposed to browner base colouration and has scattered pigmentation on the body giving a "dirty" overall look. More reliably C. ortegai is more elongate, possessing 24 upper and 21-22 lower lateral body plates compared with 22-23/20 in the squatter C. panda.
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Distribution South America: lower Río Putumayo in Peru.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Putumayo, Lower Putamayo (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 2014.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Neotropical Ichthyology v. 5 (no. 3), pp 294, Figs. 1-3.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 22 03:54 (species record created: 2007 Sep 22 04:33)