for the State province of Bahia in Brazil where this species
is located (Paratocinclus bahiensis).
From the Greek adjective
balios, meaning spotted, in reference to the colour pattern
of the new species formed by circular black blotches.
the Island of Banka, (or Bangka,) Sumatru.
Bearded, alluding to
the bristles on the cheeks of adult males.
barbosae is named in honour of the Brazilian ichthyologist
Maria Anaïs Barbosa, for her efforts to collect and
study trichomycterines from Santa Catarina.
Named for the Rio São
Francisco near Barra in Brazil, which is this species'
Basilisk (from the Greek, basilisko? [= basiliskos], diminutive
of basileu? [= basileus], meaning "little king")
is a mythical creature known as the king of snakes, which
is often represented with a crown on his head. This crown
makes an allusion to the three strong ridges at the top
of head of the new species. A noun in apposition.
Of Bastar District,
Madhya Pradesh, India, the type locality (Clupisoma
honour of M. (probably Monsieur) Bastian (no other information
available), who collected type (Synodontis bastiani).
From Schal baten soda,
local name for this catfish in Cairo, Egypt, meaning “the
Schal [Arabic vernacular in Egypt for squeaker catfishes
in general] with the black belly” (Synodontis
honour of Bates, the English explorer and collector.
From the Greek ‘bathos’
(deep) and ‘phileos’ (love).
name batmani, alludes to Bob Kane's hero Batman of the
comic adventures, which had a bat shape for his symbol,
referring to the single W- or bat-shaped vertical spot
on the caudal-fin (Otocinclus batmani).
a frog; frog-like.
the locality of the Baudó River basin in Colombia.
In honour of Chris
Beggin for his financial support of this research, ethical
ornamental fish business practices, and influence on the
professional development of the first author (Baryancistrus
the Celtic mythological deity Belenos, whose name means
"the one who is shining", an allusion to its
iridescent colour in life" (Britto, 1998).
The epithet specific
bellezaensis, It is a homage of the author (Carlos
A. Ardila Rodriguez) to the municipality
of beauty, Department of Santander - Colombia.
specifc name, benattii, honours the late Laert Benatti
for his humanitarian work, providing fresh water from
artesian wells to poor communities in Brazil. Case is
From the Rio Beni,
in Bolivia and Peru, South America.
beninei is named in honour of Ricardo Cardoso Benine,
Professor at Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio
de Mesquita Filho”, in recognition of his dedication
and remarkable contributions to the knowledge of Neotropical
The specific epithet
is geographic, in general reference to southern Nigeria,
where the types originated (Malapterurus beninensis).
in honour of Marcus Benjamin, Editor of the publications
of the United States National Museum.
In honour of Berdmore.
ornithologist, F. L. Berney.
Named after the authors
daughter, Bethan Grant (Corydoras bethanae).
two filaments, (or barbels).
bifidus = forked, referring to the posterolateral mental
barbels having two branches.
From the Latin adjective
bifurcum, meaning two-pronged, in reference to the two
evertible cheek odontodes characteristic of this species.
With two spots.
the Latin bi = two or double
and fasciatus = striped, alluding
to the 2 stripes on the body.
In honour of José
Luís Olivan Birindelli.
after Pieter Bleeker.
In honour of Marcus
E. Bloch, German physician and ichthyologist, (1723-1799).
In 1794 he described Cataphractus punctatus which
is now Corydoraspunctatus, the type
species of the genus Corydoras.
for Flávio A. Bockmann, in appreciation for his
guidance and his contributions to the knowledge of Neotropical
In honour of Bocourt.
in honour of Dr. James E. Böhlke.
Named in honour of
This Corydoras sp.was
named in honour of the Director of Fisheries at Cape Town,
Dr.Franklyn F. Bond.
honour of Dr. Borell, the collector.
The name botuvera is
an allusion to the occurrence of the species in the municipality
of Botuverá, Santa Catarina, southern Brazil. This
name is derived from the Tupi-Guarani, possibly meaning
In honour of George
Albert Boulenger, the Belgian ichthyologist. Born in1858,
he took over Guenthers position as Director of the Ichthyological
Department at the British Museum during the 1880's. He
died in 1937.
from the Greek brachy (short), and lekis (plate or dish),
in reference to the relatively shallow midlateral scutes.
In honour of Dr. J.
C. Branner, the American naturalist.
Corydoras was named in honour of Dr. Peter Jan Hendrik
From the Latin brevis
(short) and anus (here referring to the anal fin) because
of the short anal fin and the low number of anal fin rays
in the types of this species.
With short caudal.
With short filaments.
With a short snout.
In honour of Pierre
Brichard, a collector in Burundi.
brittoi is named in honour of Marcelo Ribeiro de
Britto, a dear friend and mentor, for his extensive contributions
to the taxonomy and systematics of the Corydoradinae.
Named for Ralf Britz,
who collected some of the specimens used for the description
of this species, (Eutropiichthys britzi) in recognition
of his many contributions to the knowledge of diverse
groups of fishes and to the fishes of Myanmar.
to Heraldo A. Britski.
Dusky, dark, tawny.
sp. of Glyptothorax was named in honour of A. R. Buchanan,
of the Borneo Co.Ltd., who in 1935, made a small but valuable
collection of fishes from certain rivers of N.Thailand,
from which collections had not previously been made.
In honour of British
zoologist John Samuel Budgett (1872-1904), who collected
type (Synodontis budgetti).
In honour of J. Buffe, Director, Eaux et Forêts
(Waters and Forests) Service, Dahomey (now Benin), “who
witnessed the discovery” of this species (Pareutropius
Bufo=toad, and latin = ius = comparing the colour pattern
of the holotype to that of a brown toad.
Named in honour of
Dr. Warren E. Burgess.
Named in honour of
W. 'Harry' Butler, who assisted in with the collection
of many of the paratypes.