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Scientific Name Corydoras (lineage 9) axelrodi  Rössel, 1962
Common Names Axelrod's Cory
Axelrods Pansermalle (Denmark), Panzerwels/Corydoras - Catfish (Germany), Pink Cory
Type Locality Río Meta, Colombia.
Pronunciation kor ee doh rass (lineage nine). - ack sell ROD eye
Etymology . Named to honour Dr. Herbert Axelrod.
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Size 42mm or 1.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Meta River basin in Colombia.
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Meta (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Vulnerable, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2020.
Temperature 22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Spawning notes kindly provided by Eric Bodrock from February 1996. Group of nine males and four females used in a 15-gallon tank. On average the pH is between 6.0-6.8 and a TDS reading of 200 ppm. Temperatures range from 72°F – 76°F (22°C- 24.5°C). Eggs can be deposited in sunken mops or sides of the tank and are found in small numbers of 25-30. Often will spawn over a couple of days period with a hatch around 50%.
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Reference Senckenbergiana Biologica v. 43 (no. 5), pp 335, Figs. 1-3.
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Last Update 2022 Oct 22 01:07 (species record created: 2001 Apr 25 00:00)