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nanus
Dwarf.
napoensis Named after Napo, one of the regions from which it was collected.
narcissus
Named after Narcissus, son of the Greek river god, Kephise.
nasus A nose; a nozzle.
nattereri In honour of Johann Natterer, the Austrian collector.
nauticus Named after the type locality, the town of Nauta, located on the north bank of the major Upper Amazonian tributary.
nebulosa/us Clouded, dark or mottled.
negro After the River in Bolivia where this Corydoras species was found.
nettoferreirai The 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.

neumanni

In honour of Neumann.
niger
From the Niger River or to have a black body colour
nicaraguense/is From Lake Nicaragua.
nickeriensis From the Nickerie River, Suriname.
nigra The specific name nigra, is a Latin reference to the dark colour pattern of this species (Tatia)
nigricauda Black tail.
nigrita Blackened.
nigriventris Black belly.
nigrocollaris Black collar
nigrodigitatus Black fingered.
nigrolineatus Black lines
nigromaculatus Black spots.
nigripinnis Black fin.
nigrirostrum   Black nose
nijsseni Named in honour of Dr. Han Nijssen.
nilotica/us From the Nile River.
nitidus Glittering; bright.
nix From 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.
njassae From Lake Malawi.
noelkempffi Named after Mr Noel Kempff Mercardo, who was engaged in the protection of wildlife in Bolivia and was killed by the Mafia in 1986.
nocturnus Nocturnus meaning nocturnal, referring to the dark coloration.
normani
In honour of John Roxburgh Norman, British ichthyologist. (1898-1944).
notatus
Marked, ( with a spot, usually.)
notialis From the Greek notos, meaning southern, in reference to the distribution of this species (southern Borneo)
notospilus
With spots on the back.
nudiceps Black belly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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