Teleostei (teleosts) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Callichthyidae
(Callichthyid armored catfishes) > Corydoradinae
Etymology: Corydoras: Greek, kory = helmet + greek, doras = skin (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Norman.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 6.0 - 8.0; dH range: 2 - 25. Tropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 13371)
South America: Approuagua River basin in French Guiana and Suriname River basin in Suriname.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37395)
Facultative air-breathing (Ref. 126274); Very abundant. Lives in the upper reaches of rivers (Ref. 35381). Frequently occurs over sandy bottoms traversed by strong currents. Most probably lives in schools as it is often captured in groups (Ref. 27188). Often found with C. approuaguensis and C. cf. brevirostris (Ref. 35381).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Reis, R.E., 2003. Callichthyidae (Armored catfishes). p. 291-309. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 37395)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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