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Scientific Name Corydoras (lineage 8 sub-clade 4) leopardus  Myers, 1933
Common Names Leopard Cory
Panzerwels (Germany), Stor Leopardpansermalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Brazil (probably from a Brazilian coastal river south of the Amazon R.).
Synonym(s) Corydoras funnelli
Pronunciation kor ee doh rass (lineage eight subclade four). - lee oh PARD uss
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. This specific epithet literally translates as leopard (leopardus=leopard), a reference to the spotted feline.
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Size 61mm or 2.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: western Amazon River basin.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (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 2020.
Temperature 20.0-25.0°C or 68-77°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference The Aquarium, Philadelphia v. 2 (no. 8), pp 188.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 22 05:54 (species record created: 2002 Jan 12 00:00)