Corydoras xinguensis, Nijssen, 1971
Common name unknown
Origin: Mato Grosso, Brazil, in Rio Xingu and Suia Missu Creek.
Etymology: Named after the Xingu river where the fish was first found by J. P. Gosse.
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) Order: Siluriformes Family: Loricariidae (Armored catfishes), subfamily: Ancistrinae
First European import: 1964, by J. P. Gosse
Description: See pictures
Care: Best kept in a species tank.
Size: Up to 5.0 cm
Breeding:Has not been bred in aquaria.
Sexual dimorphism: Unknown, probably similar to other Corydoras
Additional: The fish in the picture were labelled C. xinguensis in the shop, but resemble C. latus as well.
Picture references:All pictures: E. Naus
References:Lambourne, D. ((1995): Corydoras catfish, An Aquarist's Handbook. Blandford, London, UK.
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