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dahli Named after K.Dahl
dali The specific name (a noun in apposition) is an allusion to the Spanish artist Salvador Dali, in reference to his famously long moustache (or whisker).
davidi After a personal name.
davidsandsi Named in honour of D.D.Sands.
dayi In honour of Sir Francis Day, ( 1829-1889.)
debauwi After a personal name.
decorus Elegant; decorative; becoming.
delphax
From the Greek delphax = ‘young pig’, alluding to its feeding behaviour.
dentatus With teeth; serrated.
depinnai Dedicated to Dr. Mário de Pinna.
desana The specific name honors the Desana, an ethnic group that inhabits the rio Tiquié basin, which is closely related linguistically and
culturally to the Tukano indians, who also inhabit the rio Tiquié basin (Ribeiro 1995). A name in apposition. This name is also an allusion to the resemblance between the mimic pair C. desana and C. tukano.
diphyes From the Greek word meaning double nature which refers to the unique colour patterns observed in this species – spotted and striped.
discus Disc-shaped.
dispar
Unequal; dissimilar in appearance, ( of the sexes.)
dolichopterus Long, or lengthy fins.
doriae In honour of G.Doria , the Italian collector and zoologist.
dorsalis
Drawing attention to the dorsal area.
dorsomaculatus
With a spotted back, ( or dorsal fin.)
dumerelii In honour of the Frenchman, Prof: A.M.C.Duméril.
duplicareus
From the Latin; duplicare = to duplicate, alludes to the similar colour pattern in C.duplicareus and C.adolfoi (Sands, 1995)

 

 

 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 







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