NAMES PAGE 'O'
|obscurus||From the Latin obscurus, meaning indistinct, in reference to the uniform brown colour of the fish.|
|obtusirostris||Obtusi=blunt; rostris= snout.|
|occidentalis||Pertaining to the west; from the west.|
|ocellifer||Bearing eye-like spots.|
|octocirrus||Eight filaments, or barbels.|
|oculata/us||Provided with an eye.|
|oguensis||The specific epithet is geographic referring to the Ogowe (Ogôoué) River where the types originated.|
|oiapoquensis||Named for the Rio Oiapoque in French Guiana were this Corydoras gets its name from.|
|olivaris||Means "olive-coloured" in Latin.|
in honor of Claudio de Oliveira, from the Universidade
Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”,
campus Botucatu (SP), in recognition of his extensive
contribution to the knowledge of
Neotropical fish evolution.
|oncinus||This catfish (Liosomadoras) named after the Jaguar cat, Panthera onca, because of its markings.|
|opistho-||Behind, back, backward.|
|orca||The specifc epithet is an allusion to the coloration resembling that of the orca whales (Orcinus orca). A noun in apposition.|
|orcesi||Dedicated to Dr.Gustavo Orcés-Villagomez.|
|orientalis||Pertaining to the east; from the east (and east Africa).|
|orinoco||From the Orinoco River, Venezuela.|
|orixanthum||The specific name is in reference to the distribution of the species in the Orinoco basin and its relationship to the species Megalonema xanthum.|
|orphnopterus||From the Greek orphnos = 'dark' or 'dusky' and pteron = 'feather', 'wing' or 'fin', in reference to the black spot on the dorsal fin.|
|ortegai||After Hernn Ortega Torres, curator of the fish Nacional Mayor de San Marcos.|
|osteocarus||From the Greek osteon = 'bone' and kara = 'head' or 'top'.|
|otali||The specific name 'otali' is a Wayana Amerindian name meaning secret, in reference to the colouration of the species, similar to its biotope, making it difficult to observe. Wayana Amerindians live on the sides of the Upper Maroni River basin where the new species was found. A noun in apposition.|
|ourastigma||With a spot on the tail.|
|oxyrhynchus||From the Greek oxys = 'sharp' or 'acute' and rhynchos = 'snout', alluding to the long snout.|
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