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Scientific Name Corydoras(ln9) apiaka  Espíndola, Spencer, Rocha & Britto, 2014
Common Name
Type Locality Ribeirão Oito de Julho, a tributary of the right margin of rio Arinos, Rio Tapajós basin, road MT‑338 between Tapurah-Nova Paraná, Porto dos Gaúchos, Mato Grosso, 11°41’44"S, 57°06’42"W, Brazil.
Pronunciation kor ee doh rass (lineage nine).
Etymology The name apiakais a noun in apposition, named for the indigenous Apiaká tribe; the tribe is known for facial tattoos, bravery in battles, and cannibalistic rituals.
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Identification C. apiaka can be identified by the following traits: Having the dorsal fin spine smaller than the three anterior branched dorsal fin rays; having numerous dark-brown spots with diffuse borders over the head and body, scattered in a somewhat random pattern; having pectoral, pelvic and anal fins hyaline, and adipose fin hyaline or bearing one spot; lacking blotches on interradial membrane of dorsal fin; lacking spots over the anal fin base; lacking small platelets on the belly (i.e., the belly is naked).
Sexing No unique sexual dimorphisms were reported for this species.
General Remarks Corydoras apiaka resembles other spotted corys such as C. albolineatus, C. maculifer, C. multimaculatus, C. polystictus and C. xinguensis.
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Distribution Tributaries of the rio Arinos, rio Teles Pires and rio Preto, all in the rio Tapajós basin.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós, Teles Pires (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós, Upper Tapajós, Juruena, Arinos (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Other Parameters In nature, C. apiaka is found mostly in rapidly-moving fresh water with muddy-brown color, over a soft bottom of clay and sand. Often captured in small forest streams of black or clear water, or in marginal ponds.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo v. 54 (no. 3), pp 26, Figs. 1-2.
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Last Update 2022 Jan 10 04:32 (species record created: 2017 May 17 23:22)