armed with a pointed weapon.
pebble; colere, to dwell, referring to the substrate of
its habitat, including gravel and rounded stones (Pseudolaguvia
Side streak, or stripe.
From the Latin latus
= 'broad', alluding to the dimensions of this species.
to honour the co-author, Armando Ortega-Lara’s daughter,
Laura Fabiana (Panaque nigrolineatus laurafabianae).
With smooth spines.
in honour of Leer.
Named to honour our
fallen colleague, Ing. RNR Oscar León Mata (1964-2018),
who collected the holotype and dedicated much of his too-short
life to Venezuelan ichthyology. Oscar collected the type
series of this new species and was invaluable during many
of the expeditions to Venezuela, which would not have
succeeded without him. He is sorely missed by his family
(a reference to the colour).
From the Greek leptos
(slender) and rhynchos (snout), in reference to the relatively
slender snout of this species.
or delicate body.
Derived from the Greek
word leptos = thin, and the Greek suffix -ouros (which
is derived from the Greek word oura = tail).
a file in Latin, refers to the ventrally exposed premaxillary
Lined or streaked.
for little line, refers to the short lines on the compound
From the Llanos of
to the long barbels (Trichomycterus longibarbatus).
Long dorsal fin.
the Latin "longus" (long) and "filum"
(filament), referring to the long barbels of this species.
Long hands, ( pectoral
referring to the relatively long caudal peduncle.
From Loreto, a department
in Peru where this Corydoras species was found.
the Greek (loxos), slanting, crosswise, and (kelis), stain,
spot, in allusion to the broken and oblique dark bars
of the species. A noun in apposition.
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
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.
From the River Lufira
drainage (Synodontis lufirae).
The specific epithet
luisae is in honour to the Brazilian ichthyologist Luisa
M. Sarmento-Soares, in recognition of her many contributions
to the systematics of Neotropical catfishes of the subfamily
Centromochlinae. A noun in the singular genitive case.
in honour 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.
Named in honour 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.
Devoted to "Luzia”
= Lapa Vermelha IV Hominid 1; the oldest Homo sapiens
skeleton found in America (approx. 11,000-11,500 years