|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|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||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.|
|Size||40mm or 1.6" 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.|
|Distribution||Lower course of Río Putumayo in Peru.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Putumayo, Lower Putamayo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Neotropical Ichthyology v. 5 (no. 3), pp 294, Figs. 1-3.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 20 07:38 (species record created: 2007 Sep 22 04:33)|