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Scientific Name Corydoras (lineage 7) hephaestus  Ohara, Tencatt & Britto, 2016
Common Name Fireball Cory
Type Locality Tributary of Igarapé Piracolina, near road BR-364, upper Rio Machado, Rio Madeira basin, Vilhena, Rondônia State, Brazil, 12°48'56''S, 60°06'37''W, elevation 585 meters.
Pronunciation kor ee doh rass (lineage seven).
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. 
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Sexing Males are smaller and slimmer. Females grow larger and are much wider which can most easily be observed from above.
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IUCN Red List Category Vulnerable, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2020.
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Furniture Substrate should be fine sand, bordered with driftwood and aquatic plants leaving an open area for them to search for food and swim.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
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Reference Zootaxa 4170 (no. 3), pp 540, Figs. 1-6.
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Last Update 2019 Jul 19 04:11 (species record created: 2016 Sep 25 21:49)