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gabonensis From the African country of Gabon
galaxias Milky, also spotted.
gambiensis From the Gambia River in Africa.
garbei
Named in honour of Mr.Ernesto Garbe.
geayi After a personal name.
geminus From the Latin geminus, meaning twin-born; in allusion to the close morphological similarity with Kryptopterus cryptopterus.
geoffroy Dedicated to Dr.Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire.
geryi
In honour of Dr. Jacques Gery, a noted authority on Characoids.
gibbiceps With a hump on the head.
gibbosus Humped-backed.
gigas Latin meaning Giant
gladiator From the Latin gladiator, meaning swordsman, in reference to the large and serrated pectoral spines of this species. (Noturus)
glanis The name of a kind of fish.
goeldi
In honour of Goeld.
gomezi Named in honour of Dr.Juan Antonio Gómez.
gossei In honour of Dr.Jean-Pierre Gosse.
gracilis
Graceful; slender.
grandiops Grandis: from the Latin meaning large or big, and ops meaning eye, a reference to the large eye.
grandis Grown large.
granulus Named after the nature of skin with granules.
grenfelli After a personal name.
greshoffi
This Synodontis was named after its collector, M.A. Greshoff.
griseus From the Latin griseus = ‘grey’, alluding to the colour of the species.
gryphus From the Latin, the specific name gryphus means griffon, mythical creature with a lion body and a head and wings of a hawk or eagle, in allusion to the conspicuous elongation of pectoral-fin spine and its first branched ray, like a wing in male specimens. A noun in apposition.
guahiborum Named for the Guahibo, a tribe of people inhabiting parts of southern Venezuela and western Colombia for the help some members of the tribe provided in collecting specimens (H.guahiborum) in the upper Río Ventuari.
guapore Named after Rio Guapore, where this Corydoras was collected.
guatemalensis From Guatemala.
guentheri In honour of Albert C. L. G. Guenther, the German ichthyologist, (1830-1914).
guianensis Named after the Guianas.
gulare Pertaining to the throat.
guttata/us Spotted, (with drop-shaped spots.)
gyrinus (jie-wren´-us) means tadpole.






 






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