Corydoras knaacki

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Taxonavigation: Siluriformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Sectio: Otophysa
Ordo: Siluriformes

Familia: Callichthyidae
Genus: Corydoras
Species: Corydoras knaacki


Corydoras knaacki Tencatt & Evers, 2016

  • Holotype: MUSM 52730.
  • Paratypes: INPA 46982 (4); MNRJ 42888 (1), 42889 (4); MZUSP 117378 (4); NUP 17307 (6), 17308 (3 c&s); ZUFMS-PIS 4035 (7); ROM 82925 (1), 82929 (12), 82932 (4).

Type locality: Peru, Madre de Dios, Santa Rita, swamps in the vicinity of the town of Santa Rita, draining into the río Inambari, río Madre de Dios basin, 12°54’46.4”S, 70°10’37.4”W.

Etymology: Corydoras knaacki is named after Dr. Joachim Knaack (2 January 1933 – 5 December 2012), German physician and biologist. He was an amateur ichthyologist and aquarist who devoted more than 60 years of his life for the study of South American catfishes, especially Corydoras.