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Vandellia After M. Vandelli.
variabile/is
Variable.
variegatus Variable; variously coloured.
velifer From the Latin adjective velifer, meaning sail bearing (Latin velum = sail and fero = to bear). The name refers to the relatively elongate first dorsal-fin ray of this species, a diagnostic character.
venezuelae/us From Venezuela.
vespa Latin word for Wasp, due to the colour markings
victoriae From Lake Victoria, East Africa.
violaceus The specific epithet violaceus is a Latin word and means violet-colored, in reference to the general violet body coloration of the species.
virescens Greenish.
virgatus/ulatus Striped.
virginiae
This Corydoras was named in honour of Adolfo Schwartz's wife, Virginia.
viridescens From the Latin viridis, meaning green, and refering to the colour of the fish.
viriosus This name is used in reference to the relatively deep, robust body and long fin spines of this species when compared to many congeners.
vitreolus means 'of glass’, in reference to the transparent appearance of this species.
vittata/um/us Banded, striped.
voltae From the Volta River in Africa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 












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