Origin: Surinam, Saramacca river system and Coratijn river system. Venezuela: Orinoco river system.
Etymology: Brevus(L.): short; rostrum (L.): snout, referring to the shorter snout when compared to Corydoras melanistius.
Synonyms: Corydoras melanistius brevirostris, Fraser - Brunner, 1947. (Another subspecies Corydoras melanistius melanistius has been renamed to Corydoras melanistius). Corydoras wotroi, Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1967.
First import: Unknown, before 1947, since the fish were described from an aquarium specimen.
Description: See pictures
Care: Similar to other Corydoras.
Size: Up to 5.5 cm
pH: 6.0-7.5, Hardness up to 25 dGH.
Breeding: After a cold water change that drops the temperature from 22-24 to around 16-18 degrees, the fish usually spawn in the typical T-formation. The approximately 2 mm large eggs take 3-4 days to hatch.
Sexual dimorphism: Fully grown females have clearly bigger bellies.
Picture references: Pictures: E. Naus
References:Lambourne, D. ((1995): Corydoras catfish, An Aquarist's Handbook. Blandford, London, UK.
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