|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||kor ee doh rass (lineage eight subclade four). - am bee ACK uss|
|Etymology||Named for the Rio Ampiyacu in Peru, where the specimen was originally found.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Breeding Reports||There is but a single breeding report, read it here.|
|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)|