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Corydoras melanistius

(Black spotted corydoras)


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Family : Callichthyid armored catfishes ; Feeds on worms, crustaceans, insects and plant matter[1].

Common Names

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Common Names in Danish:


Common Names in English:

Black spotted corydoras, black-spotted corydoras, Blacksail corydoras, Blackspotted corydoras, Bluespotted corydoras, Dotted corydoras, Guiana corydoras, Spotted catfish

Common Names in Finnish:


Common Names in German:

Fleckpanzerwels, Schwarzbinden Panzerwels, Schwarzbinden-Panzerwels

Common Names in Mandarin Chinese:

黑点兵鲶, 黑點兵鯰

Common Names in Polish:

Kirysek czarnopasy a czarnopregi, Kirysek czarnopasy a. czarnopregi

Common Names in Slovak:

Pancierniček čiernoškvrnný

Common Names in Spanish:


Common Names in Spanish, Castilian:



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Biome: Marine .


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Corydoras melanistius brevirostris (Non Fraser-Brunner • Corydoras wotroi Nijssen & Isbrücker


Name Status: Accepted Name .

Last scrutiny: Data last modified by FishBase 16-May-2000

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Corydoras

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 69 species and subspecies in this genus:

C. acrensis (Acre Corydoras) · C. acutus (Blacktop Chiselmouth) · C. adolfoi (Adolfo S Catfish) · C. aeneus (Lightspot Corydoras) · C. aeneus aeneus (Lightspot Corydoras) · C. agassizii (Agassiz's Corydoras) · C. amapaensis (Amapa Corydoras) · C. ambiacus (Agassiz´s Catfish) · C. arcuatus (Arched Corydoras) · C. axelrodi (Pink Corydoras) · C. baderi (Banded Corydoras) · C. bifasciatus (Blackstripe Corydoras) · C. blochi (Spotback Corydoras) · C. blochi blochi (Spotback Corydoras) · C. bondi (Blackstripe Corydoras) · C. bondi bondi (Blackstripe Corydoras) · C. caudimaculatus (Tailspot Climbing Perch) · C. cochui (Barredtail Corydoras) · C. delphax (False Blochi Catfish) · C. elegans (Elegant Corydoras) · C. ephippifer (Saddle Corydoras) · C. gossei (Palespotted Corydoras) · C. griseus (Gray Corydoras) · C. guapore (Guapore Corydoras) · C. guianensis (Kali Walu) · C. habrosus (Salt and Pepper Catfish) · C. haraldschultzi (Reticulated Corydoras) · C. hastatus (Tail Spot Pigmy Catfish) · C. heteromorphus (Kali Walu) · C. isbrueckeri (Horned Blenny) · C. julii (Leopard Corydoras) · C. leopardus (Leopard Catfish) · C. leucomelas (False Spotted Catfish) · C. macropterus (Largefin Corydoras) · C. maculifer (Dotted Corydoras) · C. melanistius (Black-Spotted Corydoras) · C. melanistius melanistius (Black-Spotted Corydoras) · C. melanotaenia (Green Gold Catfish) · C. melini (False Bandit Catfish) · C. metae (Meta River Catfish) · C. microps (Lightspot Corydoras) · C. multimaculatus (Orange-Red Corydoras) · C. nattereri (Blue Coral Ghost Goby) · C. oiapoquensis (Kali Walu) · C. paleatus (Blue Leopard Corydoras) · C. panda (Panda Catfish) · C. parallelus (Pastaza Corydoras) · C. pastazensis (Pastaza Corydoras) · C. paucerna (Two-Spot Rasbora) · C. pulcher (Pretty Corydoras) · C. punctatus (Spotted Corydoras) · C. pygmaeus (Pygmy Corydoras) · C. rabauti (Iridescent Cardinalfish) · C. reticulatus (Reticulated Butterflyfish) · C. reynoldsi (Bannertail Catfish) · C. robineae (Bannertail Catfish) · C. schwartzi (Schwartz's Catfish) · C. sodalis (False Network Catfish) · C. spilurus (Pinkthroat Corydoras) · C. steindachneri (Paraná Corydoras) · C. sterbai (Sterba's Corydoras) · C. sychri (Sychr's Catfish) · C. treitlii (Longsnout Corydoras) · C. trilineatus (Three Bar Porcupinefish) · C. undulatus (Tailed Helmet Orchid) · C. vittatus (Spotback Corydoras) · C. weitzmani (Twosaddle Corydoras) · C. xinguensis (Xingu Corydoras) · C. zygatus (Black Band Catfish)

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Further Reading

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal March 01, 2008:



  1. Mills, D. and G. Vevers (1989). The Tetra encyclopedia of freshwater tropical aquarium fishes. Tetra Press, New Jersey. 208 pp. [back]
Last Revised: 2015-01-30