|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Corydoras maculifer Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1971|
|Common Names||C069, Dotted Corydoras |
Panzerwels (Germany), Prikket Pansermalle (Denmark)
|Type Locality||Sangadina stream, 2 kilometers west of Chavantina, 14°45'S, 52°20'W, tributary of Rio das Mortes, Mato Grosso State, Brazil.|
|Pronunciation||kor ee doh rass (lineage one). - mah KOOL iff err|
|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 refers to the the many spots (macula=spot) this species bears (ferre=to bear).|
|Size||59mm or 2.3" 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.|
|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.|
|Distribution||South America: Upper Araguaia River basin. |
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia, Upper Araguaia (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.|
|Temperature||25.0-27.0°C or 77-80.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Will accept a wide range of commercial foods including tablets, granules and flakes. Live (or frozen) foods such as bloodworm, white worm, grindal worm, Daphnia and tubifex are readily accepted.|
|Furniture||Shade provided by overhanging rock work, arching bogwood, tall or floating plants are all that is required. 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.|
|Compatibility||A peaceful, shoaling, community fish.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Beaufortia v. 18 (no. 239), pp 183, Fig. 1.|
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|Last Update||2022 Feb 04 05:11 (species record created: 2003 Aug 16 00:00)|