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Scientific Name Corydoras(ln8sc4) orphnopterus  Weitzman & Nijssen, 1970
Common Name
Type Locality Lower Río Bobonaza between Montalvo (2°06'S, 76°59'W) and Chicherota (2°22'S, 76°38'W), Ecuador.
Pronunciation kor ee doh rass (lineage eight subclade four). - orf NOPP terr uss
Etymology This specific epithet refers to the dark (orphnos=dark) spot on the dorsal fin (pteron=wing or fin).
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Size 58mm or 2.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification This spotted species also has a dark blotch in the dorsal fin, characterisitic for this species is the fact that this blotch does not extend to either side of the dorsal fin or the upper body. The blotch is contained wholly within the otherwise translucent fin.
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Distribution South America: Pastaza River basin in Ecuador.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Pastaza (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Temperature 20.0-24.0°C or 68-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Beaufortia v. 18 (no. 233), pp 125, Fig. 3.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 22 04:21 (species record created: 2001 Apr 30 00:00)