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Scientific Name Corydoras (lineage 8 sub-clade 4) agassizii  Steindachner, 1876
Common Names Agassiz's Corydoras
Agassizs Pansermalle (Denmark), Panzerwels/Corydoras - Catfish (Germany), Spotted Cory
Type Locality Amazon River near Tabatinga, Amazonas, Brazil.
Pronunciation kor ee doh rass (lineage eight subclade four). - aga SEEZ eye
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. J. Louis R. Agassiz.
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Size 52mm or 2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification This species has the dorsal fin spine and the first two or three dorsal soft rays coloured black for the full length of the rays. This can vary in intensity with age but at least most of the dorsal fin spine is black. Easy to confuse with Corydoras ambiacus.
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Distribution South America: Amazon River basin near border of Peru and Brazil.
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.
pH 6.0 - 8.0
Temperature 22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 2-25.
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Suggested Tankmates Keep in a shoal of at least six individuals.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 74 (1. Abth.), pp 138 [90], Pl. 12 (figs. 2-2a).
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Last Update 2020 Nov 23 02:23 (species record created: 2001 Apr 30 00:00)