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pachynema Pachy= thick, nema= thread.
paleatus
With dappled markings.
palmeri In honour of Palmer.
panamense/is
From Panama.
panda
'Panda' alludes to the colour pattern of this Corydoras which resembles the Giant Panda of China.
pantanalensis From the Pantanal, a water system in Brazil and Bolivia where the species was found.
pankimpuju
This loricariid is named after the white colour of the type specimens, from ‘pankim’ meaning beautiful and ‘puju’ meaning white in the language of the Aguaruna people indigenous to northern Peru.
papuensis Named for the Papua Province and Papua New Guinea where the species is located.
paragua Named after the Río Paragua, a River in Bolivia where the species was found.
paraguayensis Coming from Paraguay
parahybae From the Rio Parahyba, Brazil.
parallelus
This Corydoras species was named because of the major colour feature - the parallel horizontal stripes on the sides.
parananus Originating from the Rio Paraná, Brazil
paranensis The specific name, paranensis, is an adjective in reference to the occurrence of the species in the upper Rio Paraná basin.

parva

Small.
parvipinnis
Small fins.
pastazensis From the Rio Pastaza.
paucerna Named for the river this Corydoras comes from, the Rio Paucerna.
paucimaculatus Few spots.
pauciradiatus With few (fin) rays (6 rays in dorsal.)
paynei
Mochokiella paynei was named after its discoverer, Dr. Payne, in a rain forest creek in Sierra Leone.
pectinifrons
With a comb on the forehead, (probably refers to the toothed dorsal fin spine.)
pectoralis Referring to the long pectoral fins in adult fish.
pellegrini In honour of the French ichthyologist Dr. Jacques Pellegrin, born 1873.
pellucidia Transparent.
pemon The species name, pemon, is in reference to the Pemon, an Amerindian tribe whose traditional territories included the area of the type locality (Cetopsidium pemon)
peruanus Belonging to Peru.
perugiae Named after Albert Perugia, an Ichthyologist from Triest.
pestai
Dedicated to Dr.Otto Pesta.
petenensis From Lake Peten, in Guatemala.
petricola
A dweller among rocks.
phaiosoma
Dark or dusky body.
phreatophila Meaning attracted to or living in a well. This refers to the specimen's place of residence, which is either a cave or a natural well (aquifer).
pictus Painted.
pinheiroi Dedicated to Mr.Mario Pinheiro.
pinnimaculatus Spotted fins.
pintado The Spanish word pintado means spotted or with points. People living in the area of Paso de Averías, on the Cebollatí River, use the name pintado as the common name for the species. Hence, we apply this name as a noun in apposition.
pirarara Refers to the species' reddish fins (this is also the Brazilian common name the red tail catfish, Phractocephalus hemioliopterus); "Assacu" is a common name for the Amazon tree Hura crepitans, which has bark covered with conical spines.
piribebuy After the river of the same name, a tributary to the Rio Manduvira, Rio Paraguay basin.
planiceps Flat head.
platycephalus Flat (broad or wide) head.
platypogonoides With the appearance of a flat beard.
platyrhynchos Flat snout.
plecostomus Plaited mouth (folded mouth.)
pleurotaenia With stripes on the sides.
poecilopterus With mottled or variegated fins.
poecilus From the Greek, poikilos = variecoloured, pied, mottled, spotted.
polli In honour of Dr.Max Poll, ichthyologist.
polyodon Many teeth.
polystictus
From the Greek poly = 'many' and stiktos  = 'spotted', alluding to the small spots on this species.
polystigma Many spots.
portellus From the Latin portella, the diminitive form of porta, meaning door. The name is used as a noun and alludes to the relatively small mouth of this species (Akysis portellus)
potaroensis From Potario a river in Guyana.
prashadi Named after the Indian ichthyologist, Dr. B. Prashad.
prionotos
From the Greek prionotos = 'jagged' or 'serrated', alluding to the medial border of the pectoral fin spine.
pulcher
From the Latin pulcher ='beautiful', alluding to the attractive colour pattern.
punctatus/um From the Latin punctatus = 'spotted'.
punctifer Carrying small dots.
putumayoensis The epithet specific putumayoensis, is a tribute from the author to the Department of Putumayo.
pygmaes From the Latin pygmaeus = 'dwarf', alluding to its small size.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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