There are still species of Corydoras that are imported so rarely and in so low numbers that the fish stay unfulfilled dreams of most enthusiasts. One of the most attractive species of that group is for sure the "Tukanao Longnose
". Of course these animals are not rare in the wild in the sense that there are only few specimens, but these fish live solitary and are very shy. So even good collectors can catch only one or two specimens in a time in which they can collect some thousands of "normal" Corydoras tukano. We also could import only eight specimens this time.
A new Corydoras species
from the rio Tiquio, upper rio Negro system, Amazonas, Brazil, is described. This taxon was previously referred to as "Corydoras species 'Asher'", "Corydoras cf. reynoldsi", and "Corydoras aff. reynoldsi" in the aquarist literature. The new taxon can be distinguished from all its congeners, except Corydoras reynoldsi and C. weitzmani, by its color pattern, consisting of three large, dark blotches, the first one ("mask") on the head, across the eye; the second one on the trunk at the level of dorsal fin; and the third one on the trunk at the level of the adipose fin. It can be distinguished from Corydoras reynoldsi mainly by the development of trunk blotches; and from C. weitzmani by the presence of a dusky saddle between the dorsal and adipose fins, the second trunk blotch extending vertically from the adipose-fin base to the anal-fin base, and the presence of four dark stripes in the caudal fin.
For our customers: the animals have code 245634 on our stock list. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.