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fallax Deceptive.
fasciatus/um Banded.
faveolus From the latin faveolus, after favus, honeycomb. In allusion to the color pattern formed by the pale blotches with thin dark limits. An adjective.
feldbergae Named for Dr. Eliana Feldberg, researcher of Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, for her many contributions on cytogenetics of Amazon fish.
ferruginea This species (Pseudolaguvia) is named after its reddish-brown colour in life (Latin ferrugineus=colour of rust).
festivum
With bright colours; gaily attractive.
filamentosa/um With filament-like appendages, (on the chin, in some cases)
fisheri In honour of Fisher.
flavida This species (Pseudolaguvia) is named after its golden-yellow colour (=Latin flavida) in life.
flaveolus
Golden-yellow.
flavipinnis Yellow fins.
flavitaeniata Yellow stripes.
flavus Yellow
flexilis
Flexible; pliable.
fluminensis The specific name 'fluminensis' is from the Latin flumen meaning river, in reference to the ecology of Harttia that represents a group of rheophilic fish from the main channel of rivers.
fowleri In honour of   Dr. Henry Weed Fowler.
forficulatus From the classical Latin word forficula, which is derived from the Latin word forfex, meaning a pair of shears or scissors. This is probably with reference to the long and serrated pectoral fin spines.
formosanus Previous name for Taiwan
formosae This species is named formosae, (Chaetostoma formosae) an adjective in genitive case derived from the latin formosa. The name honours my sister, Laura María Ballen, in recognition of her unconditional love and support to me. (Gustavo A. Ballen).
formosa/us Beautiful; finely formed.
fossilis
Ancient.
frankei
Not a valid scientific name, but refers to Hanns-Joachim Franke, who first noticed the fish in the tanks of a Russian dealer.
frenatus Bridled.
froehlichi Corydoras froehlichi is named in honor and memory of Dr. Otávio Froehlich (1958-2015), UFMS (Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul), great
teacher, and for generously sharing his knowledge with several colleagues, besides contributing to the development of LFCT as researcher and person.
fuelleborni
In honour of Dr. Fuelleborn, a German army surgeon.
fulvidraco fulva; means tawny, draco; means dragon
funebris The specific epithet comes from the Latin funebris, meaning "of a funeral". Being clothed in black is traditionally associated with funerals, and the name alludes to the blackwater habitat of this species.
furcatus/cata Forked.
furunculus Latin for a petty thief or pilferer, and is in reference to the dark band between the eyes that is similar to a bandit’s mask. Treated as a noun in apposition.
fuscoguttatus Fuscus = dusky, dark, swarthy; guttatus = dappled, speckled, spotted.
fuscus Dark or dusky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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