Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Callichthyidae
(Callichthyid armored catfishes) > Corydoradinae
Etymology: Corydoras: Greek, kory = helmet + greek, doras = skin (Ref. 45335); fulleri: Named for A.M. Fuller, an aquarist who has devoted most of his life to keeping and breeding Corydoradinae species..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: Peru.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 124435)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: branch of the temporal sensory canal at sphenotic, this gives rise to the supraorbital canal, with two pores; upper tooth plate of branchial arch with three series of teeth; area at the corner of the mouth, ventral to the maxillary barbel, has a small fleshy flap; caudal-fin base with 2 moderate-sized dark-brown or black blotches on, one on its lateral portion and another one on its dorsal portion, blotches variably diffuse and/or fused with each other; no dark-brown or black stripe transversally crossing the orbit; with a longitudinal dark-brown or black stripe on the postdorsal region of flank midline, variably fused with the lateral peduncular blotch, and some specimens with slender, longitudinally elongated, dark-brown or black blotch on flank midline, forming a dash-like marking, stripe or dash-like blotch diffuse in some specimens; the region around dorsal-fin origin generally lacking a dark brown or black blotch, or displaying diffuse blotch (Ref. 124435).
Facultative air-breathing (Ref. 126274); Occurs in clear water streams; the substrate with fine white sand, gravel, sunken roots and wood as well as leaf litter. It occurs only in the open water bodies (Ref. 124435).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tencatt, L.F.C., S.A. dos Santos, H.-G. dEvers and M.R. Britto, 2021. Corydoras fulleri (Siluriformes: Callichthyidae), a new catfish species from the río Madeira basin, Peru. J. Fish. Biol. 2021:1-15. (Ref. 124435)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01622 (0.00679 - 0.03875), b=3.03 (2.83 - 3.23), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).