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Scientific Name Hoplisoma brevirostris  Fraser-Brunner, 1947
Common Names Spotted Collar Cory
Halestribet Kravepansermalle (Denmark), Spotted Cory
Type Locality Orinoco River, Venezuela (aquarium specimen).
Pronunciation hop lee so mah - brev ee ROSS truss
Etymology This specific epithet refers to the specimen's short(brevis=short) snout(rostrum=muzzle or snout).
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Size 50mm or 2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Differs from Corydoras melanistius by having patterning in the caudal fin. Was elevated out of subspecies status (then known as Corydoras melanistius brevirostris) in 2001.
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.
Down Habitat Information
Distribution South America: Orinoco River basin and coastal drainages in Suriname.
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 6.0 - 7.8
Temperature 20.0-24.0°C or 68-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 25.
Down Husbandry Information
Feeding Will readily accepted all prepared foods that reach the bottom of the aquarium such as tablets, granules and larger flakes. Live (or frozen) foods such as bloodworm, white worm, grindal worm (Enchytraeus), Daphnia and Tubifex are readily accepted and good for conditioning groups of fishes for spawning. User data.
Furniture 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. Substrate should be bordered with driftwood and aquatic plants leaving an open area for them to search for food and swim. The shade provided by overhanging rock work, arching bogwood, tall or floating plants are all that is required to settle these fishes.
Compatibility A peaceful, shoaling, community fish.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
Down Further Information
Reference Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London v. 117 (pt 1), pp 244.
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Last Update 2024 Jun 14 11:11 (species record created: 2001 Apr 30 00:00)