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Scientific Name Corydoras(ln1) pastazensis  Weitzman, 1963
Common Names Pastaza Cory
Pastaza Corydoras, Pastaza-pansermalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Chicherata, about 2°33'S, 76°40'W [? 2°22'S, 76°38'W], near mouth of Río Bobonaza, Pastaza Prov., Ec
Pronunciation kor ee doh rass (lineage one). - pass TAH zen siss
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. Named for the Rio Pastaza, where this species was found.
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Size 61mm or 2.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Corydoras are identified by their twin rows of armour plates along the flanks and by having fewer than 10 dorsal fin rays. They are most commonly confused with the other genera in the sub-family, namely Brochis, Scleromystax and Aspidoras.
Sexing Females grow larger and are more full-bodied, this is best observed from above the fish. Males will typically have more pointed as opposed to more rounded fin tips as they mature.
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Distribution South America: Pastaza River basin in Ecuador.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Pastaza (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Pastaza, Bobonaza (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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Feeding Will accept a wide range of commercial foods including tablets, granules and flakes. Live (or frozen) foods such as bloodworm, white worm, grindal worm, Daphnia and tubifex are readily accepted.
Furniture Shade provided by overhanging rock work, arching bogwood, tall or floating plants are all that is required. Ideally substrate should be sand, but rounded gravel is an imperfect alternative. Avoid keeping over rough edged (chipped) gravel, this will increase this risk of damage the fishes barbels when it tries to dig.
Compatibility A peaceful, shoaling, community fish.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington v. 76, pp 59, Fig. 1.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 22 04:11 (species record created: 2006 Mar 10 00:00)