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Scientific Name Corydoras (lineage 8 sub-clade 4) ambiacus  Cope, 1872
Common Names Spotted Corydoras
Langsnudet Kravepansermalle (Denmark), Panzerwels (Germany)
Type Locality Río Ambyiacu, Peru.
Synonym(s) Corydoras grafi, Corydoras longirostris
Pronunciation kor ee doh rass (lineage eight subclade four). - am bee ACK 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. Named for the Rio Ampiyacu in Peru, where the specimen was originally found.
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Size 49mm or 1.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification This species was described in 1872 with no picture or drawing and a couple of paragraphs of text. The author notes, "Straw color, with numerous indefinite brown spots on the sides. Dorsal fin with a large black spot covering anterior half, which also expands on the dorsal region round the base of the fin. Four vertical brown bands on caudal fin; anal spotted. Cheeks with blue reflections". In short, it should have no black marking in the top half of the dorsal fin and in particular the dorsal fin spine. Otherwise very similar to Corydoras agassizi.
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Distribution South America: Upper Amazon River basin.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Ampiyacu (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 6.0 - 8.0
Temperature 21.0-25.5°C or 69.8-77.9°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 2-25.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
Down Further Information
Reference Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 23, pp 280.
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Last Update 2020 Nov 23 02:20 (species record created: 2001 Apr 30 00:00)