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obesa/us
Obese; plump.
obbesi After Obbes
obscurus From the Latin obscurus, meaning indistinct, in reference to the uniform brown colour of the fish
obtusirostris Obtusi=blunt; rostris= snout.
obtusis
Blunt.
occidentalis Pertaining to the west; from the west.
ocellifer Bearing eye-like spots.
octocirrus Eight filaments, or barbels.

oculata/us

Provided with an eye.
oguensis The specific epithet is geographic referring to the Ogowe (Ogôoué) River where the types originated
oiapoquensis
Named for the Rio Oiapoque in French Guiana were this Corydoras gets its name from.
olivaris Means "olive-coloured" in Latin
oliveirai Named in honor of Claudio de Oliveira, from the Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”, campus Botucatu (SP), in recognition of his extensive contribution to the knowledge of
Neotropical fish evolution.
oncinus This catfish (Liosomadoras) named after the Jaguar cat, Panthera onca, because of its markings.
opistho- Behind, back, backward.
orca The specifc epithet is an allusion to the coloration resembling that of the orca whales (Orcinus orca). A noun in apposition
orcesi Dedicated to Dr.Gustavo Orcés-Villagomez.
orestis A mountaineer.
orientalis Pertaining to the east; from the east.
orinoco From the Orinoco River, Venezuela.
ornata/um/us Ornate; decorated.
ornaticeps Ornate head.
ornatipinnis Ornate fins.
orixanthum The specific name is in reference to the distribution of the species in the Orinoco basin and its relationship to the species Megalonema xanthum.
orphnopterus

From the Greek orphnos = 'dark' or 'dusky' and pteron = 'feather', 'wing' or 'fin', in reference to the black spot on the dorsal fin.
ortegai After Hernn Ortega Torres, curator of the fish Nacional Mayor de San Marcos.
osteocarus From the Greek osteon = 'bone' and kara = 'head' or 'top'.
otali The specific name 'otali' is a Wayana Amerindian name meaning secret, in reference to the coloration of the species, similar to its biotope, making it difficult to observe. Wayana Amerindians live on the sides of the Upper Maroni River basin where the new species was found. A noun in apposition.
ourastigma
With a spot on the tail.
oxyrhynchus

From the Greek oxys = 'sharp' or 'acute' and rhynchos = 'snout', alluding to the long snout.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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