Two new cory cats for 2014
A new longfin cory, Corydoras sp. ‘Misiones’ which may turn out to be C.gryphus. Photo by Ian Fuller
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Cories are like the Trimma gobies of the tropical freshwater scene in that there is a bountiful variety of these (generally) pint-sized bottom dwellers.
It's been more than five years since the last new cory was described. In 2014, two new Cordydoras, both from Southern Brazil, were described.
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C.gryphus is the third Corydoras (the other two being C. longipinnis and C. tukano) to exhibit sexual dimorphism with an elogated dorsal fin. This species is described in a paper published by the Sociedade Brasileira de Ictiologia / Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul:
C.lacrimostigmata (we love this name) is nearly identical to Corydoras flaveolus except for a few morphological differences such as the snout and minor fin variation. This species is described in a paper published by the Sociedade Brasileira de Ictiologia / Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul:
A reported Corydoras lacrimostigma. Photo by Marco Antônio Deprá
Why do aquarist love cories so much? Besides their weirdo behaviour of playing dead when resting, here's why:
A clowder of cory cats probably up to no good (via zimzibar @ reddit/r/Aquariums)