Corydoras melanistius


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Offering Corydoras melanistius (Spotted Cory).

Corydoras: from the Ancient Greek κόρυς (korus), meaning ‘helmet’, and δορά (dora), meaning ‘skin, hide of an animal’, in allusion to the rows of bony plates on the flanks of genus members. Brevirostris: from the Latin brevis, meaning ‘short, small’, and rostrum, meaning ‘snout, muzzle’, in reference to this species’ relatively short, rounded snout. C. brevirostris was described from an aquarium specimen apparently exported from the Río Orinoco drainage in Venezuela, and its wider distribution is somewhat vague, usually being given as the Orinoco system plus unnamed coastal rivers in Suriname. This represents a somewhat disjunct pattern of distribution and if correct the species is also likely to occur in Guyana.

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