the Latin laevis, meaning smooth, in reference to the
entrire (unnotched) anteroventral margin of the opercle
in this species (Gogangra laevis).
referring to its smoother body compared to Loricariichthys
acutus and L. maculatus, its presumed congeners
at the time (Pseudoloricaria laeviuscula)
to Mr. Carlos Lako.
In honour of explorer-naturalist
August Lamarre-Picquot (1785-1873, also spelled Lamare-Picquot),
who collected type (Sperata lamarrii).
honour of Mr. Lambertus van Tuijl.
armed with a pointed weapon.
pebble; colere, to dwell, referring to the substrate of
its habitat, including gravel and rounded stones (Pseudolaguvia
Of the La Plata River
basin, Argentina, type locality (also occurs in Uruguay),
streak, or stripe.
wide; dens, teeth, referring to wider teeth on outer row
of premaxillary compared to the similar A.
From the Latin latus
= 'broad', alluding to the dimensions of this species.
Arawak name for this species in Guyana (Rhamdia laukidi).
to honour the co-author, Armando Ortega-Lara’s daughter,
Laura Fabiana (Panaque nigrolineatus laurafabianae).
With smooth spines.
in honour of Leer.
Named to honour our
fallen colleague, Ing. RNR Oscar León Mata (1964-2018),
who collected the holotype and dedicated much of his too-short
life to Venezuelan ichthyology. Oscar collected the type
series of this new species and was invaluable during many
of the expeditions to Venezuela, which would not have
succeeded without him. He is sorely missed by his family
(a reference to the colour).
From the Greek leptos
(slender) and rhynchos (snout), in reference to the relatively
slender snout of this species.
or delicate body.
Derived from the Greek
word leptos = thin, and the Greek suffix -ouros (which
is derived from the Greek word oura = tail).
a file in Latin, refers to the ventrally exposed premaxillary
Lined or streaked.
for little line, refers to the short lines on the compound
From the Llanos of
long; barbata, bearded, referring to the long maxillary
barbel (Pimelodella longibarbata).
Alluding to the long
barbels (Trichomycterus longibarbatus).
Long caudal fin.
From the Latin "longus"
(long) and "filum" (filament), referring to
the long barbels of this species.
hands, ( pectoral fins).
to the relatively long caudal peduncle.
of longior, longer, i.e., a little longer, referring to
longer upper lobe of caudal fin compared to R.
From Loreto, a department
in Peru where this Corydoras species was found.
the Greek (loxos), slanting, crosswise, and (kelis), stain,
spot, in allusion to the broken and oblique dark bars
of the species. A noun in apposition.
Named for Dr. Lúcia
H. Rapp Py-Daniel, Curator of Fishes at Instituto Nacional
de Pesquisas da Amazônia, for her many contributions
Neotropical ichthyology, particularly loricariid taxonomy
the Latin, luci, meaning bright or clear, and
pinnis, meaning fin in reference to the light
patches found at the base of the black triangles on the
rayed fins, especially on the anal fin.
From the River Lufira
drainage (Synodontis lufirae).
specific epithet luisae is in honour to the Brazilian
ichthyologist Luisa M. Sarmento-Soares, in recognition
of her many contributions to the systematics of Neotropical
catfishes of the subfamily Centromochlinae. A noun in
the singular genitive case.
Named in honour of
the former graduate student of JWA, Dr. Nathan Lujan.
Dr. Lujan has led expeditions to some of the most remote
regions of South America and obtained some of the most
important specimens for the study of loricariid systematics
specifially as well as South American fish systematics
and ecology in general.
in honour of the Luna family, founders of the village
of Macurucu on the Orinoco near the mouth of the Ventuari.
Their progressive interest in the development of Macurucu
via promotion of scientific research in the nearby region
has been indispensable to the completion of recent fieldwork.
luteus, yellow; maculatus,
spotted, referring to the yellow spots all over fins and
body (Hypostomus luteomaculatus).
Devoted to "Luzia”
= Lapa Vermelha IV Hominid 1; the oldest Homo sapiens
skeleton found in America (approx. 11,000-11,500 years