in honour of the American collector Auguste Rabaut.
From the Greek meaning rod and phorus: meaning
bearer in reference to the long filamentous extension
of the uppermost caudal finray.
In honour of Arthur
Rachow, the German ichthyologist.
diminutive of radius, ray or rod, referring to its narrow,
elongate appearance (Glyptothorax radiolus).
From the Latin word
'radiosus' meaning rod, fin-ray; and '-osus', having the
nature or quality of something, usually in fullness or
abundance, in allusion to the many anal-fin rays; an adjective.
to a Mr. Raimund.
In honour of Sr. Manuel
Vicente Ramirez, the Venezuelan collector.
and referring to its unusually flat head.
in honour of the Cacique Raoni Metuktire of the Kayapó
people. Raoni is one of the most active indigenous leaders
in the struggle to preserve the Amazon rainforest and
indigenous peoples, being a solid reference for the fight
for the conservation of the Xingu River basin for more
than 40 years. A patronym (Scobinancistrus raonii).
In honour of Charles
Tate Regan, the English ichthyologist (1878-1943).
to Mrs. Ruth Gisela Reina, Curator of Fishes at STRI.
honour of “Prof. Rein,” who collected type,
probably German geographer Johannes Justus Rein (1835-1918),
who explored Japan in 1874-1875 (Liobagrus reinii).
specific name reisi was given in tribute to Roberto E.
Reis, for his contribution to the neotropical Ichthyology
and primarily by his studies of species of the family
Loricariidae. Noun genitive.
In honour of Hialmar
Rendahl (1891-1969), zoologist and artist, who described
this catfish in 1922 as Copidoglanis obscurus,
preoccupied by C. obscurus Günther 1864
a reticulated pattern, or net-like design.
First fossil of Corydoras
found in Argentina.
Corydoras species was named in honour of Col.
John N. Reynolds, U.S.A.F., who was helping to catch fish
when the type specimen was caught.
Dedicated to Patrick
de Rham (Lausanne).
lives in a stream.
The specific name honours
the Rikbaktsa (also known as Rikbakta or Erikbaktsa),
a Jê-speaking indian nation, who formerly inhabited
the area between the Rio Juruena and Rio Aripuanã
in northern Mato Grosso.
honour of entomologist Sydney H. Ribeiro, Zoological Survey
of India, who collected the type specimen.
From the Spanish word
candombe, referring to the African derived rhythm that
was popularised in the nineteeth century by black slaves
in the República Oriental del Uruguay.
in honour of Mr.Tyson R.Roberts of the Museum of Comparative
The specific epithet
is in honor of Robertson Fonseca de Azevedo due to his
large and constant efforts to preserve natural landscapes
in the Paraná State, Brazil. Robertson faught to
prevent unnecessary small hydroelectric power plants in
the high gradient stretches along two main Upper Paraná
River left tributaries, the Ivaí and Piquiri Rivers.
Corydoras named in honour of Mrs Robina Schwartz.
From the Latin robustus
= 'robust' or 'strong', in reference to the dimensions
of this Corydoras.
to Mr. Francisco Dias da Rocha.
In honour of Walter
honour of Benigno Roman Gonzalez (1913-1993), herpetologist,
ichthyologist and Jesuit monk, who collected type (Duringlanis
specific name, rondoni, (Hartia rondoni) is a
patronym that honours Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon
(Marechal Rondon), a military and frontiersmen who was
responsible for the creation of Indian Protection Service
(SPI), which was subsequently replaced by the National
Indian Foundation (FUNAI). Rondon and Noel Nutels participated,
together with the Villas Boas brothers, in the implementation
of the Parque Indígena do Xingu. A noun in appostition.
In honour of Capt.
Louis-Joseph Royaux (1866-1936), who led the expedition
that collected type and supplied indigenous names of the
species collected (Euchilichthys
in honour of botanist
Joseph Nelson Rose (1862-1928), United States National
Museum, a “student of the flora of South America”
specific name of rostrata: beaked, referring
to the prominent and deeply sculptured snout (Otothyris
With a beak or snout.
rounded; ceps, head, referring to semi-circular shape
of head when seen from above (Zaireichthys rotundiceps).
From the Rufiji Basin
from the Latin ruga (crease), and mentum (chin), in reference
to the presence of unculiferous skin ridges on the gular
or wrinkled, referring to “glandular-verrucose”
skin (translation), with warts (tubercles) on head, snout,
cheeks, back, flanks and belly (Acrochordonichthysrugosus).
after the type locality, Lake Rukwa in Tanzania.
From the Latin rutilus,
meaning red, a reference to the orange fins in life and
an allusion to the type locality (Red River). An adjective.