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Scientific Name Corydoras (lineage 8 sub-clade 4) pulcher  Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1973
Common Names Pretty Cory
Pragtpansermalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Rio Purus, north of Lábrea, 7°20'S, 64°46'W, River Amazonas system, Amazonas State, Brazil.
Pronunciation kor ee doh rass (lineage eight subclade four). - POOL chair
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 means beautiful (pulcher=beautiful).
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Size 50mm or 2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification C. pulcher is sometimes confused with CW028. C. pulcher has a single dark line along the body, CW028 has two parallel lines.
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Distribution South America: Purus River basin in Brazil.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Purus (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 2018.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Beaufortia v. 21 (no. 272), pp 2, Figs. 1-2.
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Last Update 2023 Aug 05 07:44 (species record created: 2001 Jun 09 00:00)