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caecutiens The specific name is an adjective, derived from the pointed posterior end of the adipose fin.
caenosus From the Latin caenosus meaning muddy or dirty, in reference to the muddy coloration of this species and its preference for muddy habitats.
callichthys Beautiful fish.
callopterus Beautiful Fins.
camelopardalis Meaning "Giraffe" pertaining to the reticulated pattern.
cameronensis From Cameroon.
canarensis From the district of Canara (or Kanara), Karnataka State, India.
capetinga Th specific name capetinga from the Tupi-guarani dialect is in reference to the old and unused name of São João D´Aliança municipality. The name
«capetinga» means white, or clear water. A noun in apposition.
capitonia The specific name capitonia is an adjective of Latin origin, meaning "with head great ".
carlae Named in honour of Mrs Carla Lindenaar-Sparrius.
carlae The specific name is in honor of Carla Simone Pavanelli (Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Núcleo de
Pesquisas em Limnologia, Ictiologia e Aqüicultura) for her contributions to Neotropical Ichthyology.
carvalhoi Dedicated to Dr. Antenor Leitâo de Carvalho.
cataphracta/us
Armoured; mail-clad.
cataractus ( Collected from a ) waterfall ( stream.)
caucana/us From the Rio Cauca, Colombia.
caudalis Pertaining to the tail.
caudimaculatus
From the Latin cauda = 'tail' and maculatus = 'spotted' alluding to the spot in the caudal peduncle.
caudovittatus With a striped tail.
cavatica From the Latin cavaticus meaning born or living in caves. In reference to the fact that, in nature, this species is found in holes in lateritic rocks, and the fact that it is likely that such holes are where this species breeds.
centromochlus From the Greek kenteo, meaning sting and mochlos, meaning lever or crowbar; in reference to the long spines. 
cerinum Name from Latin adjective 'cerinus', meaning wax-colored; refers to the yellowish coloration in life of this species.
cervinus From the Latin cervinus = deer, alluding to colour.
chaperi
In honour of M. Chaper, the French collector.
charrua The specific epithet charrua is the name of the aborigines that lived in the Uruguayan coast of the Rio de la Plata; a noun in apposition.
chennuah From the local name of the fish. chennuah.
cheveyi
In honour of Dr. Pierre Chevey.
chrysea From the Greek chrysos, meaning gold, in reference to the colour.
chrysolomus From the Greek chryso, meaning orange or yellow and loma meaning border, in allusion to the colored band at the border of the dorsal and caudal fins. A noun in apposition.
cirrhosa/um/us Fringed, ( with filaments or barbels.)
clarias Probably derived from 'clarus', meaning clear or shining.
claro From the river of the same name in the Mato Grosso area of Brazil.
claustellifer From the Latin claustellum , meaning keyhole, and the Latin fero , meaning to bear. Refers to the dark brown lines on the snout surrounding a keyhole-like shape of light-brown base coloration. Treated as a masculine adjective.
clavipinna Club-fin.
cocama Named after the Cocama-Cocamilla Indians of the lower Ucayali and Marañon rivers
cochliodon
Spoon-toothed. (spoon-shaped teeth)
cochui
Named in honour of Mr.Fred Cochu.
colombianus From Colombia
commersoni
In honour of the Frenchman, Commerson.
comptus From the latin - ornamented or adorned.
congicum/us
From the Congo.
concolor
Uniformly coloured; of the same colour.
contractus A crowd; crowding together.
condiscipulus
From the Latin condiscipulus = 'schoolmate', alluding to the sympatric occurrence of this species with C.oiapoquensis with which it shares its colour pattern and location.
cooperensis After the Cooper Creek system, Australia, part of the Lake Eyre drainage basin.
copei Named in honour of Dr.Edward.D.Cope.
coppenamensis Named for the Coppenamensis River in Surinam.
coracoideus Like a raven, black.
coriatae
Dedicated to Mrs.Nery Coriat.
corantijni/ensis Named after the river system of the same name in Suriname.
cortesi Named in honour of Dr. Abdon Cortés Lombana.
cotylephorus Meaning sites for the attachment of developing embryos, refering to the eggs hanging from the ventral area.
crimmeni Dedicated to Mr.Oliver Crimmen.
cristata
Crested.
cristinae Named after the author's wife, Cristina Sabaj Perez.
cruziensis After the Bolivian Departmento de Santa Cruz.
crypticus From the Greek; Krypto = hide, cover, conceal; and the Latin -icus = pertaining to.
cultratus Knife-shaped.
cunningtoni In honour of Cunnington.
cuspicaudus Name from Latin 'cuspis' for pointed and 'caudus' for tail, referring to its pointed caudal-fin lobes

 

 

 

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