|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Corydoras(ln8sc4) ambiacus Cope, 1872|
|Common Names||Spotted Corydoras
Langsnudet Kravepansermalle (Denmark), Panzerwels (Germany)
|Type Locality||Río Ambyiacu, Peru.|
|Synonym(s)||Corydoras grafi, Corydoras longirostris|
|Pronunciation||am bee ACK uss|
|Etymology||Named for the Rio Ampiyacu in Peru, where the specimen was originally found.|
|Size||65mm or 2.6" 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.|
|Distribution||South America: Peru: Rio Ampiyacu
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Ampiyacu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|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.|
|Breeding Reports||There is but a single breeding report, read it here.|
|References||Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v 23, pp 280-281.|
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|Last Update||2019 Jul 17 21:18 (species record created: 2001 Apr 30 00:00)|