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  • Corydoras(ln9) osteocarus
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Scientific Name Corydoras(ln9) osteocarus  Böhlke, 1951
Common Names C060, Panzerwels (Germany)
Type Locality San Fernando de Atabapo, 4°03'N, 67°45'W, where Río Atabapo empties into Río Orinoco, Amazonas, Venezuela.
Pronunciation oss tee oh CARR uss
Etymology Although all Corydoras have a 'helmet', the species name comes from the Greek for bone and head. Literally the bonehead Cory!
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Size 40mm or 1.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification A slender are slightly elongated, round head Corydoras; the fish shows more spots on the front half of the body behind the gills and these diminish past the posterior edge of the dorsal fin. A black band runs vertically down through the caudal peduncle.
Sexing Females are larger and fuller especially when viewed from above. Males are more slender and have more pointed ends to the paired fins than the females.
General Remarks The first three pictures of fish above were taken in Venezeula and are of fishes collected very close to the type locality.
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Distribution South America: Orinoco River basin and coastal rivers in Suriname.
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 6.0 - 7.0
Temperature 22.0-25.0°C or 71.6-77°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters Undemanding in terms of water quality. Current should be minimal.
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Feeding Blood and glass worms (red and white mosquito larvae) as well as sinking pellets.
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 will suffice.
Compatibility A perfect citizen.
Breeding Reportedly easy with well conditioned adults and a drop in water temperature. Spawning activity is typically frenzied. No information at present on rearing fry, but it should follow the pattern for similarly sized species.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 12) v. 4 (no. 44), pp 824.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 22 04:11 (species record created: 2002 May 19 00:00)