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taeniatus
Striped; banded.
tamboensis From the Rio Tambo in Peru.
tanganyikaensis From Lake Tanganyika
tankei A patronym in honor of Andreas Tanke, a German aquarist very dedicated to the genus Panaqolus, studying its behavior, reproduction, and differences between known forms, keeping these fishes in the aquarium, visiting their habitats, and publishing his findings. He probably was the first to reproduce Panaqolus tankei in captivity. For his (successful) efforts to improve communications between aquarists and scientists to join their forces in an era of less and less money for research and an ever accelerating destruction of natural habitats.
taylori After a personal name.
temmincki In honour of C. Temminck, the Dutch physician.
tengara From the native 'ting ga rah'.
tenuis Slender or thin.
ternetzi
In honour of Carl Ternetz.
tessmani In honour of Tessman the collector.
tetramerus Ancient Greek, meaning "devided in four parts", referring to the body pattern.
thayeria In honour of Nathaniel Thayer, Jr who sponsored Louis Agassiz on his expedition to Brazil in 1866.
thomasi In honour of H. S. Thomas.
titan From the Greek Titan, son or daughter of Uranus and Gaea, representing brute force and large size,
masculine. (Lajun et al 2010)
tocantinsensis From the Tocantins river basin
torosus Muscular.
thoracatum
Armoured.
tigrinum Striped
tigrinus Striped as tiger.
trachycorystes The coarsely armoured one.
travancoria Named afer the Indian region of Travancore in Kerala.
treitlii Named in honour of Mr.Treitl.
trewavasae
In honour of Dr.Ethelwynne Trewavas, at one time Curator of Fishes at the British Museum.
trifasciatus Three banded
trilineatus
Three lined.
trilobatus tri (latin) = three; lobes = lapet, lobe; lobatus (adjective) = with lappets, lobes; the caudal fin of this species has three lobes.
triradiatus Three rays.
tropeira The specific name tropeira substantive in apposition, is given in honor of drovers who for many years traveled carrying horses and mules for the occurrence of species.
truncatus Specific name from the Latin truncatus (truncated), in reference to the relatively short head of this species.
tubbi In honour of Mr. J. Allan Tubb.
tukano Named after the Tukano indians, a tribe that lives in the area of the Rio Tiquié.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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