Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Corydoras nattereri
Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Corydoras nattereri
Public Records: 5
Specimens with Barcodes: 31
Species With Barcodes: 1
Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems
The blue corydoras or Natterer's catfish (Corydoras nattereri) is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the Corydoradinae sub-family of the Callichthyidae family. It originates in coastal rivers in South America, and is found in the Brazil from Espírito Santo to Paraná. It is named for Johann Natterrer, its discoverer.
The fish has clear fins with no pattern. The ventrals are light, opaque yellow. Highlights sseen about the gill plates are green. The belly is yellowish. It has a pronounced dark stripe along the length of the body. General color of the body is light, tending towards yellow. Its eyes are gold. It will grow in length up to 5.4 centimetres (2.1 inches).
It lives in a tropical climate in water with a 6.0 – 8.0 pH, a water hardness of 2 – 25 dGH, and a temperature range of 20–23 °C (68–73 °F). It feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects, and plant matter. It lays eggs in dense vegetation and adults do not guard the eggs.
The blue corydoras is of commercial importance in the aquarium trade industry.
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