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sabaji Named in honour of Dr. Mark Henry Sabaj, Collection Manager of Ichthyology, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and webmaster of the All Catfish Species Inventory website.
salmacis From the Greek Salmacis, named after the character of Ovid's tale, 'The fountain of Salmacis'. In allusion to its very subtle sexual dimorphism when compared to other Scleromystax species.
In honour of O.Salvin.
sanchesi Named after Mr.Gijsbert Harry Sanches.
sanga The specific name sanga, noun in apposition, originated from the Castilian word "digging", was given in reference to the location of collection of new species. Sanga is a term used commonly in Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina for stream or small stream.
saramaccensis From the Saramacca River in Surinam.
sarareenis From Sararé, a river in Brazil where this Corydoras species was found.
saudades The Portuguese word saudades is used to express a deep longing or profound melancholy attached to a person, place or experience. It has a deeper tone and meaning than a direct English translation and reflects the lead author’s connection to her Brazilian heritage and her nostalgia for field work in remote wilderness areas that yielded these museum collections.
savorgnani After Henri Émile Sauvage (1842-1917) who was a French paleontologist, ichthyologist, and herpetologist.
seducta From the Latin for remote or apart, is in reference to the disjunct distribution of this species relative to the other members of Denticetopsis.
senegali From Senegal, Africa
sertanejo The specifc epithet, sertanejo, is derived from the Portuguese word for a person from the sertão. Sertão refers to the inland xerophitic region of north-eastern Brazil that is isolated from urban centres and associated with the Caatinga and the Cerrado biomes. Sertanejos are known to be shy and elusive as well as rustic and resilient. A noun in apposition.
setepovos The specific name setepovos, a noun in apposition, was given in reference to the region of occurrence of new species. The "Seven peoples of Missions in northwestern Rio Grande do Sul originaramse Jesuit reductions (18th century. XVII), inhabited mainly by Guarani Indians.
schaeferi Patronym honoring Scott A. Schaefer, ichthyologist, Editor of Copeia, and Curator of Fishes at the
American Museum of Natural History, for his many contributions to the field of ichthyology, and for his
contributions to our understanding of the Loricarioidea in particular. A noun in apposition. (Lujan et al.)
schall Derived from the northern Egyptian arabic dialect name of this fish, shâl, written with
"sch" because Bloch & Schneider were German speaking biologists.
In honour of R.Schomburgk.
schoutedeni In honour of Schouteden.
schreitmulleri In honour of Wilhelm Schreitmüller.
In honour of Mr Willy Schultze
schwartzi Named in honour of Mr.Willy Schwartz.
sebae In honour of A.Seba, a naturalist.
secundus One which follows another.
From the Latin semi = 'half' and quilus = 'dark coloured', pertaining to the dark colour on the upper body scutes on this Corydoras.
From the Latin septentrionalis = 'northern', meaning that this Corydoras comes from the northern part of South America.
serratum The specific name is an adjective, derived from the serrated pectoral spine.
serratus From the Latin; serratus = toothed like a saw.
seussi Dedicated to Mr.Werner Seus
shewellkeimi Named for Mr. Shewell 'Bud' DeBenneville Keim, a nephew of Henry W. Fowler, who was the first full-time curator of fishes at the Academyof Natural Sciences from 1902-1965, for his generous support to Academy ichthyology, including the preservation of Fowler's legacy and the stewardships of his uncle's fishes.
siamensis: From Siam. (Thailand)
similis (Corydoras similis) Named for its similarity to Corydoras ourastigma.
similis (Pseudobagarius similis) derived from the Latin similis (resembling), in reference to its close resemblance to Akysis pseudobagarius.
simillima Like LIMA.
simulans/atus Simulating to imitate.
From Sipilawini, a river in Surinam where this Corydoras species was found.
snethlageae Description by Steindachner in recognition of Dr. Snethlage, the collector of the type syntypes.
From the Latin sodalis = 'the companion', meaning this Corydoras resembles Corydoras reticulatus.
From the Latin solox, Alluding to the bristles on the pectoral fin spines of the adult male in this Corydoras species.
spectabilis Remarkable.
spilomma From the small dark spots on the upper portion of the eye; noun in apposition.
spilotus With spots.
spilurus From the Latin spilurus = 'with spots on the tail'.
spinosissimus The most spiny.
spinosus Spiny.
splendens Splendid; bright or glittering.
stappersi After a personal name.
In honour of Franz Steindachner, the Austrian ichthyologist, (1834-1919)
stellata The specific name stellata, adjective of Latin origin meaning "starred", given to the species in allusion to the dark, evident in fins and lateral line pores.
stenocephalus From the Latin stenocephalus = 'narrow-headed'.
stenogrammus Epithet is compounded from the Greek words stenos, meaning narrow, and gramme, meaning line. The epithet is proposed in reference to the thin white line along the lateral line.
stenomus Narrow shoulders.
stenura From the Greek stenos, meaning narrow, and oura, meaning tail. In reference to the extremely narrow caudal peduncle. Used as a noun.
sterbai In honour of Dr Günther Sterba.
stiassnyae Named to honour the collector of the holotype, Melanie L. J. Stiassny (American Museum of Natural History, New York), who has raised an eloquent voice in conservation matters.
stocki Dedicated to Prof. Dr. Jan H. Stock, on occasion of his retirement, with remembrance of and gratitude for his energetic and enthusiastic activities as a teacher and colleague
stomias Named for its large mouth; noun in apposition.
striatulus: With elongated stripes.
striatus Striped.
strigata Meaning striped
stuarti In honour of Dr.Laurnece C. Stuart.
stubelii After a personal name.
sumatranus From Sumatra.
surinamensis From Surinam.
suttonorum In honour of Dr.and Mrs Frederick A.Sutton.
In honour of Mr. Al Sychr of Hayward, California, U.S.A. who gave the original aquarium specimens to Dr. Weitzman to describe.










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