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lacerdai
Dedicated to Mr. Marco T.C.Lacerda.
lakoi Dedicated to Mr. Carlos Lako.
lamberti
In honour of Mr.Lambertus van Tuijl.
lanceolata Lance-like, spear-like; armed with a pointed weapon.
lateristriga Side streak, or stripe.
laticeps Broad head.
latus
From the Latin latus = 'broad', alluding to the dimensions of this species.
leiacanthus With smooth spines.
leerii Named in honour of Leer
leopardus Leopard-like, (a reference to the colour.)
leptorhynchus From the Greek leptos (slender) and rhynchos (snout), in reference to the relatively slender snout of this species.
leptosoma Slender or delicate body.
lepturus Derived from the Greek word leptos = thin, and the Greek suffix -ouros (which is derived from the Greek word oura = tail)
leucomelus White and black.
levis Smooth.
lima Meaning a file in Latin, refers to the ventrally exposed premaxillary tooth patch.
lineatus
Lined or streaked.
lineola Latin for little line, refers to the short lines on the compound pterotic.
llanero From the Llanos of Venezuela
longibarbus Long barbels.
longicauda/ta Long caudal fin.
longidorsalis Long dorsal fin.
longimanus Long hands, ( pectoral fins.)
longipinnis Long fins.
longirostris Long snout.
loretoensis
From Loreto, a department in Peru where this Corydoras species was found.
loxozonus
From the Greek loxos = 'slanting' and the Latin zona = 'belt' or 'girdle', alluding to the dark oblique stripe on the body.
luciae Named for Dr. Lúcia H. Rapp Py-Daniel, Curator of Fishes at Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, for her many contributions Neotropical ichthyology, particularly loricariid taxonomy and systematics.
lucipinnis From the Latin, luci, meaning bright or clear, and pinnis, meaning fin in reference to the light patches found at the base of the black triangles on the rayed fins, especially on the anal fin.
lujani Named in honor of the former graduate student of JWA, Dr. Nathan Lujan. Dr. Lujan has led expeditions to some of the most remote regions of South
America and obtained some of the most important specimens for the study of loricariid systematics specifially as well as South American fish systematics and ecology in general.
lunaorum Named in honor of the Luna family, founders of the village of Macurucu on the Orinoco near the mouth of the Ventuari. Their progressive interest in the development of Macurucu via promotion of scientific research in the nearby region has been indispensable to the completion of recent fieldwork.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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