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Scientific Name Corydoras areio  Knaack, 2000
Common Names C070, Hump Cory
Pukkelpansermalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Streams of the Corr. Areio systems, in the vicinity of Vila Nova, East of Cuiaba, Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Pronunciation kor ee doh rass.
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. Named for the Córrego Areio system of streams where this specimen was originally found.
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Size 50mm or 2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Corydoras are identified by their twin rows of armour plates along the flanks and by having fewer than 10 dorsal fin rays. They are most commonly confused with the other genera in the sub-family, namely Brochis, Scleromystax and Aspidoras.
Sexing Females grow larger and are more full-bodied, this is best observed from above the fish. Males will typically have more pointed as opposed to more rounded fin tips as they mature.
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Distribution South America: Upper Paraguay River basin.
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay, Upper Paraguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2018.
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Feeding Will accept a wide range of commercial foods including tablets, granules and flakes. Live (or frozen) foods such as bloodworm, white worm, grindal worm, Daphnia and tubifex are readily accepted. User data.
Furniture Shade provided by overhanging rock work, arching bogwood, tall or floating plants are all that is required. Ideally substrate should be sand, but rounded gravel is an imperfect alternative. Avoid keeping over rough edged (chipped) gravel, this will increase this risk of damage the fishes barbels when it tries to dig.
Compatibility A peaceful, shoaling, community fish.
Breeding Has been bred in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference VDA--aktuell 2/2000, pp 47, Figs.
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Last Update 2024 May 06 22:43 (species record created: 2006 Jul 23 00:00)