Corydoras panda

species of catfish

Corydoras panda is a species of catfish. It is in the genus Corydoras, which is in the family Callichthyidae. Corydoras panda lives in rivers in Peru and Ecuador. The species was first collected by Randolph H. Richards in 1968. It was named Corydoras panda by Nijssen and Isbrücker in 1971. It is called Corydoras panda because the black stripes around its eyes look similar to the eyes of the giant panda. The common names for this fish are panda corydoras and panda catfish. Corydoras panda is a popular species to keep in aquariums.

Panda corydoras
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Callichthyidae
Genus: Corydoras
C. panda
Binomial name
Corydoras panda


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