Corydoras leopardus, Myers, 1933
Origin: Brazil, Maracana(North of Belem), in coastal waters.
Etymology: Named after the leopard like pattern of the spots.
Synonyms: Corydoras funelli, Fraser-Brunner, 1947.
First import: Unk. The fish have been described from aquarium specimens, which would indicate before 1933.
Description: See picture, very similar to C. julii, although a longer snout is present in C. leopardus
Care: Undemanding species, suitable for the larger community tank. Lively and peacefull fish, best kept in schools of 6 or more. Provide some hidouts in the form of driftwood or caves. Sandy soil or rounded gravel, and some free swimming space.
Size: Up to 7 cm
Breeding: Unknown, probably similar to other Corydoras.
Sexual dimorphism: Males are more slender, and a bit smaller.
Additional: Seldom available. The fish in the picture could also be C. julii.
Picture references: Picture 1: E. Naus
References:Lambourne, D. ((1995): Corydoras catfish, An Aquarist's Handbook. Blandford, London, UK.
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