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Scientific Name Corydoras orcesi  Weitzman & Nijssen, 1970
Common Names Bonita Cory
Johanna Cory
Type Locality Río Conambo near village of Conambo, 1°55'S, 76°51'W, River Tigre system, Pastaza, Ecuador.
Pronunciation kor ee doh rass.
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 to honour Dr. Gustavo Orcés-Villagomez.
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Size 70mm or 2.8" 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.

Dedicated to Dr Gustavo Orcéz-Villagomez.
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 Rio Conambo, near village of Onambo, Pastaza, Ecuador.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Tigre, Upper Tigre, Conambo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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 Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
Down Further Information
Reference Beaufortia v. 18 (no. 233), pp 120, Figs. 1, 6a.
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Last Update 2023 Apr 09 04:27 (species record created: 2006 Jul 24 00:00)