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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.
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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.
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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.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
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Reference Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 23, pp 280.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 16 12:53 (species record created: 2001 Apr 30 00:00)