Re: Corydoras metae

#2
Andries wrote:Hello
Are the corydoras metae found in the atabapo and ventuari river
searched on planet catfish but there it says meta and orinoco river
I ,d like to know more specific.
No Andries, C. metae is found further downstream in the Upper leg of the Lower Orinoco which starts (virtually) at Puerto Ayacucho at the Atures Rapids. But we can find P.altum in tributaries downstream below this area.
The Rio Atabapo is much further upstream (South) the Orinoco (200km or a bit more) and the Ventuari is still further upstream (a sharp turn West at the Atabapo-Guaviare-Orinoco junction), maybe 50kms, maybe less (all off the top of my head, no time to Google distances, sorry).

On the way from the Meta at Orinoco junction to the Ventuari at Orinoco junction you have two major rapid systems (Atures and Maipures), which mark some interesting species variations (i.e. L-128, the Blue Phantom turning a Bright Green) and then up into the Ventuari we find the Baryancistrus demantoides (L-200).

I'm pretty sure I have seen C. metae or a very similar species beyond the Atures Rapids (in tributaries, like Cataniapo, bordering Puerto Ayacucho on the South), and we also have P.altum in that area.
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Re: Corydoras metae

#4
BTW, looking at C. melini you told me about on PM, I think it may be the Corydoras species (very similar to C. metae) that I was referring to. I had never looked twice at these as being a separate species. Who knows how many times I may have had one or the other in my net and I always thought "meta". The only thing that made me think of any difference is the habitat and I remember the background color being more of a grayish-blue (in the more Upper Orinoco fish) than the normal peachy I see in metae.
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E.R.
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