Corydoras punctatus

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Corydoras punctatus
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Callichthyidae
Genus: Corydoras
Species: C. punctatus
Binomial name
Corydoras punctatus
Bloch, 1794

Corydoras punctatus (spotted catfish) is a species of catfish found in the Suriname river basin and Iracoubo river basin in tropical Suriname and French Guiana. The species is rarely seen. It is hard to tell the sex of the fish until they are an adult. The species can breed easily.[1] The species eat many foods including shrimp pellets, blood worms, brine shrimp, and pre-soaked flake food. Corydoras punctatus is a social fish.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ McInerny, Derek; Geoffry Gerard (1989). All About Tropical Fish Fourth Edition. Great Britain: Harrap Limited. p. 335. ISBN 0-8160-2168-6.
  2. ^ "Corydoras punctatus". Planet Catfish. Retrieved 2009-11-08.