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baderi Dedicated to Mr.Herbert Bader.
bankanensis From the Island of Banka, (or Bangka,) Sumatru.
barbatus/um Bearded, alluding to the bristles on the cheeks of adult males.
basilisko The 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.
batesi In honour of Bates, the English explorer and collector.
bathyphilus From the Greek ‘bathos’ (deep) and ‘phileos’ (love).
batrachus From ‘batrachus’, a frog; frog-like.
beggini 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 beggini).
belenos
From the Celtic mythological deity Belenos, whose name means "the one who is shining", an allusion to its iridescent colour in life" (Britto, 1998).
bellezaensis The epithet specific bellezaensis, It is a homage of the author (Carlos A. Ardila Rodriguez) to the municipality of beauty, Department of Santander - Colombia.
beni From the Rio Beni, in Bolivia and Peru, South America.
benjamini Named in honour of Marcus Benjamin, Editor of the publications of the United States National Museum
berdmorei In honour of Berdmore.
berneyi After ornithologist, F. L. Berney.
bicirrhis With two filaments, (or barbels).
bicolor Two coloured.
bilineatus With two lines
bimaculatus With two spots.
bifasciatus
From the Latin bi = ‘two’ or ‘double’ and fasciatus = ‘striped’, alluding to the 2 stripes on the body.
bleekeri Named after Pieter Bleeker
blochi
In honour of Marcus E. Bloch, German physician and ichthyologist, (1723-1799). In 1794 he described Cataphractus punctatus which is now Corydoras punctatus, the type species of the genus Corydoras.
bocourti In honour of Bocourt.
boehlkei Named in honour of Dr. James E. Böhlke.
boesmani Named in honour of Dr. Boesman.
bolivianus From Bolivia; Bolivian.
bondi
This Corydoras sp.was named in honour of the Director of Fisheries at Cape Town, Dr.Franklyn F. Bond.
bondi coppenamensis
This Corydoras was named after the Coppename River in Surinam, where it was discovered.
borelli
In honour of Dr. Borell, the collector.
boulengeri
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.
brachylecis Derived from the Greek brachy (short), and lekis (plate or dish), in reference to
the relatively shallow midlateral scutes.
branneri In honour of Dr. J. C. Branner, the American naturalist.
breei
This Corydoras was named in honour of Dr. Peter Jan Hendrik van Bree.
brevianalis 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.
brevibarbis With short barbels.
brevidorsalis With short dorsal
brevifilis With short filaments.
brevipinnis With short fins
brevirostris With a short snout.
brevis Short.
brichardi
In honour of Pierre Brichard, a collector in Burundi.
britskii Dedicated to Heraldo A. Britski.
brunneus Dusky, dark, tawny.
buchanani 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.
burgessi Named in honour of Dr. Warren E. Burgess.
burmensis From Burma (Myanmar)
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