Named for Brazilian
ichthyologist Dário Armin Halboth, an excellent
field biologist and one of the first researchers to study
the effects of bauxite tailings deposited in an Amazonian
lake (lago Batata a floodplain lake located in the floodplains
of rio Trombetas, Pará State) on fish communities.
Before his early death, Dário Halboth dedicated
himself to describe the ecological features of the fishes
living in streams of Amapá State, Brazil.
honour of M. J. Hancock, the English naturalist.
Presumably a local
Bengali name for this catfish in India.
honour of Harald Schultz.
In honour of P.N.Hart,
generic and specific names are in honour of John D. Haseman,
the American collector.
In honour of Jan Coenrad
(referring to the spot).
In honour of Johann
the Latin hemi (half), and the Latin coclea (coch-) (spoon),
and the Greek odon (tooth), in reference to the fact that
the teeth are about half as spoon-shaped as those of wood-specializing
members of the Hypostomus cochliodon group.
In honour of Heok Hui
epithet hera from the Latin hera, meaning mistress of
the house, lady, or queen, in allusion to the larger size
of the females relative to males. A noun in apposition.
The specific epithet
hephaestus is from the Greek, Hçaiostoç
(or Hëphaistos), the Greek god of fire, metalworking,
forges, and blacksmiths. Alluding to the red colour of
the body and fins. A noun in apposition.
honour of Ihering’s father, German-Brazilian zoologist
Hermann von Ihering (1850-1930), (Hypostomus hermanni).
the Latin heteromorphus = 'different form' or
In honour of Heudlott,
a French botanist.
fish is named in honour of civil engineer Herbert K. Heyland
(1849-1944), who collected the type specimen and presented
the specimen to the British Museum to be described (Kronichthys
honour of Horácio Higuchi, Universidade de São
Paulo, for his “groundbreaking contributions”
to the systematics of doradid catfishes (Doras higuchii).
Meaning hedgehog pertaining
to the spiny body.
same; odon, tooth, probably referring to teeth of the
outer series of the premaxillaries, which are all bicuspid,
or “more or less Y-shaped” (Astroblepus
From Honda in Colombia.
In honour of ichthyologist
Sunder Lal Hora (1896-1955), Zoological Survey of India,
whose figured example (1950) of H. hara probably
served as a basis of this species.
specific name "huagi" is a tribute to the original
collector of the species (Synodontis
With a cape for the
insignificant or small.
The specific epithet
“hypnos” refers to Hypnos (from the Greek
?p???, Ýpnos, which means “sleep”),
the Greek god or personification of sleep, and the twin
brother of Thanatos, the god/personification of death.
The name makes an allusion to the fact that even though
both C. hypnos and C. thanatos may present
some similarities (in colour pattern), they are completely
different in other aspects (general morphological pattern).
A noun in apposition.