Named for the State
province of Bahia in Brazil where this species is located
From the Island of
Banka, (or Bangka,) Sumatru.
alluding to the bristles on the cheeks of adult males.
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.
In honour of Bates,
the English explorer and collector.
the Greek ‘bathos’ (deep) and ‘phileos’
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.
specific epithet is geographic, in general reference to
southern Nigeria, where the types originated (Malapterurus
Named in honour of
Marcus Benjamin, Editor of the publications of the United
States National Museum.
honour of Berdmore.
F. L. Berney.
after the authors daughter, Bethan Grant (Corydoras
With two filaments,
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.
honour of Bocourt.
Named in honour of
Dr. James E. Böhlke.
in honour of Dr. Boesman.
From Bolivia; Bolivian.
Corydoras sp.was named in honour of the Director of Fisheries
at Cape Town, Dr.Franklyn F. Bond.
In honour of Dr. Borell,
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.
Derived from the Greek
brachy (short), and lekis (plate or dish), in reference
to the relatively shallow midlateral scutes.
honour of Dr. J. C. Branner, the American naturalist.
This Corydoras was
named in honour of Dr. Peter Jan Hendrik van Bree.
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 barbels.
With short dorsal.
With short fins.
a short snout.
honour of Pierre Brichard, a collector in Burundi.
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. A genitive.
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.
Dedicated to Heraldo
This 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.