Britski's catfish

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Britski's catfish
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Callichthyidae
Genus: Corydoras
Species: C. britskii
Binomial name
Corydoras britskii
(Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1983)
Synonyms
  • Brochis britskii Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1983

Britski's catfish (Corydoras britskii) is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the Corydoradinae sub-family of the Callichthyidae family native to South America where it is found in the upper Paraguay River basin in Brazil.[1] This species was formerly classified as Brochis britskii.[2]

The fish has a high number of dorsal fin rays (15–18) when compared with other Corydoras species. It has a shorter snout than C. splendens, a larger eye, grows to a larger size, and has its head covered ventrally by a large shield extending beyond the tip of the mental barbels. It will grow in length up to 8.8 centimetres (3.5 inches).[1]

It lives in a tropical climate in water with a temperature range of 20–24 °C (68–75 °F). It feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects, and plant matter. It lays eggs in dense vegetation and adults do not guard the eggs.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Corydoras britskii" in FishBase. February 2014 version.
  2. ^ Encyclopedia of Aquarium and Pond Fish (2005) (David Alderton) page 121