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Scientific Name Hoplisoma boesemani  Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1967
Common Names Boeseman's Catfish
Boesemans Pansermalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Little tributaries of Gran Rio between Ligolio and Awaradam Falls, Brokopondo, Suriname.
Synonym(s) Corydoras boesemani
Pronunciation hop lee so mah
Etymology Named to honour Dr. Marcus Boeseman.
Article Link - Shane's World Right Geography Right In Search of Corydoras boesemani
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Size 45mm or 1.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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.
Down Habitat Information
Distribution South America: Coastal rivers in Suriname.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 6.0 - 7.5
Temperature 22.0-25.0°C or 71.6-77°F (Show species within this range)
Down Husbandry Information
Feeding Will readily accepted all prepared foods that reach the bottom of the aquarium such as tablets, granules and larger flakes. Live (or frozen) foods such as bloodworm, white worm, grindal worm (Enchytraeus), Daphnia and Tubifex are readily accepted and good for conditioning groups of fishes for spawning. User data.
Furniture 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. Substrate should be bordered with driftwood and aquatic plants leaving an open area for them to search for food and swim. The shade provided by overhanging rock work, arching bogwood, tall or floating plants are all that is required to settle these fishes.
Compatibility A peaceful, shoaling, community fish.
Breeding See Shane's World article (link below).
Breeding Reports There are 4 breeding reports, read them all here.
Down Further Information
Reference Zoologische Mededelingen (Leiden) v. 42 (no. 5), pp 37, Pl. 4 (fig. 1).
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Last Update 2024 Jun 14 11:10 (species record created: 2006 Apr 17 00:00)