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|Scientific Name||Corydoras(ln1) vittatus Nijssen, 1971|
|Type Locality||Tributary of Rio Itapicurú at Caxias, 4°53'S, 43°20'W, Maranhão State, Brazil.|
|Synonym(s)||Corydoras blochi vittatus|
|Pronunciation||kor ee doh rass (lineage one).|
|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. This specific epithet literally means "decorated with a ribbon" and refers to the pattern along its flanks.|
|Size||55mm or 2.2" 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.|
|Distribution||South America: Itapicurú River basin in northeastern Brazil.
Maranhão waters, Itapicurú (Maranhão) (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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Reference||Beaufortia v. 19 (no. 250), pp 97, Fig. 7.|
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|Last Update||2022 Jul 17 08:40 (species record created: 2001 May 04 00:00)|