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Scientific Name Corydoras (lineage 5) napoensis  Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1986
Common Names Rio Napo Cory
Napo-pansermalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Lagartococha, northern tributary of Río Aguarico, between 0°39'S, 75°16'W and 0°28'S, 75°21'W, Napo, Ecuador, elevation 200-220 meters.
Pronunciation kor ee doh rass (lineage five). - napp oh ENN siss
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. Napoensis, after the region in Ecuador where the type specimen was collected, Napo.
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Size 42mm or 1.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing The male is smaller, less high bodied, slender and more strikingly patterned.
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Distribution South America: western Amazon River basin in eastern Ecuador and Loreto, Peru.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Napo, Aguarico (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 2014.
pH 6.0 - 7.4
Temperature 22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding Flake, tablets. Live food such as whiteworm, bloodworm, brineshrimp and tubifex (sparingly). Frozen bloodworm is more easily supplied and seems to bring on growth in sub-adults very satisfactorily. User data.
Furniture Dense planting around the edges of the tank, thus providing a large swimming space. Although gravel can be used it is best to use a soft sandy substrate.
Compatibility As for all Corys, a perfect citizen.
Breeding See Shane's World article.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Revue française d'Aquariologie Herpétologie v. 12 (no. 3) [for 1985], pp 73, Figs. 25-26, 33E
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Last Update 2020 Nov 08 05:25 (species record created: 2001 Apr 30 00:00)