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Scientific Name Corydoras (lineage 6) diphyes  Axenrot & Kullander, 2003
Common Names Variable Cory
Variabel Pansermalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Small stream (arroyo) at Estancia María Belén, 8 kilometers from Colonel Patricio Colman, 25°40'13''S, 55°05'52''W, río Paraná drainage, Depto. Caaguazú, Paraguay.
Pronunciation kor ee doh rass (lineage six). - die fees
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. Diphyes, from the greek word meaning double nature; in reference to the unique (?) variation in colour patterns expressed in this species (striped and spotted).
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Size 45mm or 1.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: restricted to tributaries of río Monday and río Acaray, ringht bank tributaries of río Paraná, Paraguay.
La Plata, Paraná, Acaray (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Monday (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Vulnerable, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2021.
pH 6.0 - 7.0
Temperature 18.0-22.0°C or 64.4-71.6°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Has been bred. Breeds after 50% water change with water around 14°C.
Breeding Reports There are 5 breeding reports, read them all here.
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Reference Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 14 (no. 3), pp 258, Fig. 5.
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Last Update 2023 Aug 06 05:48 (species record created: 2002 Mar 07 00:00)