The specific name (a
noun in apposition) is an allusion to the Spanish artist
Salvador Dali, in reference to his famously long moustache
specific name " dani " is in honour of Daniela
Fernandes Roxo, FF Roxo's sister.
After a personal name.
in honour of D.D.Sands.
In honour of Sir Francis
a personal name.
the Greek delphax = young pig, alluding
to its feeding behaviour.
(Dutch: Demerary) is
a historical region in the Guianas on the north coast
of South America which is now part of the country of Guyana.
specific name of demantoid, a green garnet gemstone.
From the Latin denticulatus,
meaning denticulate or with small teeth, a reference to
the well-marked and quite numerous denticles on the posterior
margin of the dorsal spine of this species (Synodontis
to Dr. Mário de Pinna.
The specific name honors
the Desana, an ethnic group that inhabits the rio Tiquié
basin, which is closely related linguistically andculturally
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.
the Greek dialeukos, means marked with white, in reference
to the white or light cream colour of the cheek. A noun
Named after its type
from Ancient Greek, refers to the species' hunting qualities.
From the Greek word
meaning double nature which refers to the unique colour
patterns observed in this species – spotted and
the Latin color, color, and the prefix dis-, meaning not
of the same color, in allusion to the remarkable color
pattern with the second and third dark bars coalesced.
A noun in apposition.
dissimilar in appearance, (of the sexes).
Refering to the river
Doce, the type locality of the species (Parotocinclus
or lengthy fins.
In honour of G. Doria
, the Italian collector and zoologist.
attention to the dorsal area.
With a spotted back,
(or dorsal fin).
honour of the Frenchman, Prof: A.M.C.Duméril.
From the Latin; duplicare
= to duplicate, alludes to the similar colour pattern
in C. duplicareus and C. adolfoi (Sands,