Have you ever wondered what that catfish name really
means?. Wonder no more as here is the definitive list
of catfish from A to Z. They are split up into Genus
(first name: a group of closely related species)
and Species (second name: a group of organisms
generally resembling each other and capable of reproduction).
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You can move about the Species pages by clicking
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Etymology: The science that treats
of the origin and history of words and modification
of a particular word. Most of the words in these pages
have been taken from four publications with the kind
permission of their authors.
Names and their Meanings, Book no.10.
by the Federation Of British Aquatic Societies 1977.
Corydoras Catfish, An Aquarists Handbook
by Derek Lambourne 1995.
Catfish Association of Great Britain, Magazine
42. "Magical Mystery Meaning or The Etymology
of Scientific Names Of Catfish." By Drs.Issac
J. H. Isbrucker & Han Nijssen.
Breeding Corydoradine Catfishes
by Ian A.M.Fuller. Catalogue of Genera and species of
Corydoradinae Hoedeman, 1952 (Teleostei, Ostariophysi,
Callichthyidae), including type localities, type specimens,
and etymology by Dr Isaäc J.H. Isbrücker.