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Scientific Name Corydoras(ln9) melanistius  Regan, 1912
Common Names Spotted Cory
Black-spotted Corydoras, Kravepansermalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Essequibo River, Guyana.
Synonym(s) Corydoras melanistius, Corydoras melanistius longirostris
Pronunciation kor ee doh rass (lineage nine). - mell an IST ee uss
Etymology This specific epithet refers to its black (melan=black) dorsal sail (histion=sail) fin.
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Size 51mm or 2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Differs from Corydoras brevirostris by not having any patterning in the caudal fin. Was elevated out of subspecies status (then known as Corydoras melanistius melanistius) in 2001.
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Distribution South America: Coastal rivers of the Guianas.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo (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 2020.
Temperature 22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 8) v. 10 (no. 56), pp 216.
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Last Update 2022 May 23 00:53 (species record created: 2001 Apr 30 00:00)