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Scientific Name Corydoras (lineage 7) hephaestus  Ohara, Tencatt & Britto, 2016
Common Name Fireball Cory
Type Locality Tributary of Igarapé Piracolina, near road BR-364, upper Rio Machado, Rio Madeira basin, Vilhena, Rondônia State, Brazil, 12°48'56''S, 60°06'37''W, elevation 585 meters.
Pronunciation kor ee doh rass (lineage seven).
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. 
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Sexing Males are smaller and slimmer. Females grow larger and are much wider which can most easily be observed from above.
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IUCN Red List Category Vulnerable, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2020.
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Furniture Substrate should be fine sand, bordered with driftwood and aquatic plants leaving an open area for them to search for food and swim.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa 4170 (no. 3), pp 540, Figs. 1-6.
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Last Update 2019 Jul 19 04:11 (species record created: 2016 Sep 25 21:49)