The specific name is
in honour of the young ichthyologist and our best friend
Mr. Chu Hoang Nam. The species name is a noun in genitive
case (Euchiloglanis nami).
specific name nandae honours Maria Fernanda Boaz Lehmann,
daughter of the first author of this paper and affectionately
known as “Nanda”. A noun in genitive.
the Greek nano, meaning reduced, and odon, meaning teeth.
Named after Napo, one
of the regions from which it was collected.
after Narcissus, son of the Greek river god, Kephise.
According to Greek mythology, a young man named Narcissus
was so fascinated when he looked into still water that
he fell in love with the beauty of his own reflection.
A nose; a nozzle.
after the the Province of Natal in South Africa.
In honour of Johann
Natterer, the Austrian collector.
after the type locality, the town of Nauta, located on
the north bank of the major Upper Amazonian tributary.
Clouded, dark or mottled.
the River in Bolivia where this Corydoras species
Named for Douglas Nelson,
for his dedicated service to the ichthyological commnunity
since 1983 as Collection Manager of Fishes, University
of Michigan Museum of Zoology.
epithet specific niettoferreirai, is a tribute to ichthyologist
Dr. André Luiz Netto Ferreira, of the University
of São Paulo - Brazil, by their large contributions
to the South American Ichthyology.
In honour of Neumann.
name referring to the Ngounié River basin, its
The specific epithet,
nheengatu, honours the indigenous people of the Amazon.
Nheengatu is known as the general language of the Amazon
that helped create the cultural identity of the largest
Brazilian region. In the nineteenth century Nheengatu
was the most commonly spoken language in the Amazon region,
in both small and large cities (e.g., Belém, Manaus,
Macapá, Santarém, Tefé, and Óbidos).
Currently, Nheengatu is being rescued in indigenous schools
of the lower rio Tapajós basin. A noun in apposition.
Lake Nicaragua and or from Nicaragua.
H. niceforoi was
described by Fowler (1943), who used them to honour Brother
Nicéforo Maria. Brother Nicéforo was then
at the La Salle Institute in Bogota, Colombia, and he
shipped many Colombian fish specimens to Fowler at Philadelphia's
Academy of Natural Sciences in 1931 and 1932.
the Nickerie River, Suriname.
From the Niger River
or to have a black body colour.
specific name nigra, is a Latin reference to the dark
colour pattern of this species (Tatia)
black; ceps, head, referring to its blackish head (Mystus
Named in honour of
Dr. Han Nijssen.
name of niloticus –icus, belonging to the
Nile River near Thebes, Egypt, the type locality.
The specific name nimairaco
in the Uitoto-Muinane language from Peru, means “house
of a wise man” (Minor, Hendrich-Minor, 2008:86).
In tribute to our friend and colleague, José Iván
Mojica, late professor of the Instituto de Ciencias Naturales
de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia. His contributions
to Colombian ichthyology (biology, ecology, systematics,
and biogeography of freshwater fishes) have made it possible
to advance in the conservation of the country’s
fishes and rivers, such as the Amazon, the river that
was always the home of the wise. A noun in apposition
the Latin nix meaning snow, alluding to the colour: in
dark individuals the dots look like falling snowflakes,
while pale individuals look like they have the whole body
covered by snow; treated as a noun in apposition.
From Lake Malawi.
after Mr Noel Kempff Mercardo, who was engaged in the
protection of wildlife in Bolivia and was killed by the
Mafia in 1986.
Nocturnus meaning nocturnal,
referring to the dark coloration.
honour of John Roxburgh Norman, British ichthyologist
Marked, (with a spot,
the Greek notos, meaning southern, in reference to the
distribution of this species (southern Borneo).
With spots on the back.
The specific name “nudipectoris”
is a compound Latin word formed by the neutral noun pectus,
meaning breast, and the adjective nudus, meaning bare,
in the genitive declension.