Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
(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. This species was formerly classified as Brochis britskii.
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).
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.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Corydoras britskii" in FishBase. February 2014 version.
- Encyclopedia of Aquarium and Pond Fish (2005) (David Alderton) page 121
- Burgess, Dr. Warren E. (1987). A Complete Introduction to Corydoras and Related Catfishes. Neptune City, NJ: T.F.H. Publications. ISBN 0-86622-264-2.
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