From the Latin obscurus,
meaning indistinct, in reference to the uniform brown
colour of the fish.
to the west; from the west.
Bearing eye-like spots.
filaments, or barbels.
Provided with an eye.
specific epithet is geographic referring to the Ogowe
(Ogôoué) River where the types originated.
Named for the Rio Oiapoque
in French Guiana were this Corydoras gets its
"olive-coloured" in Latin.
Named 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.
catfish (Liosomadoras) named after the Jaguar
cat, Panthera onca, because of its markings.
Behind, back, backward.
specifc epithet is an allusion to the coloration resembling
that of the orca whales (Orcinus orca). A noun
Dedicated to Dr.Gustavo
The new species is
named Chaetostoma orientale, from the Latin orient-,
oriens, orientalis, meaning eastern, from the east, of
or belonging to the east, in reference to its easternmost
distribution among species of the genus. An adjective
in neuter form in agreement with genus gender.
Pertaining to the east;
from the east (and east Africa).
the Orinoco River, Venezuela.
specific name is in reference to the distribution of the
species in the Orinoco basin and its relationship to the
species Megalonema xanthum.
From the Greek orphnos
= 'dark' or 'dusky' and pteron = 'feather', 'wing'
or 'fin', in reference to the black spot on the dorsal
Hernn Ortega Torres, curator of the fish Nacional Mayor
de San Marcos.
From the Greek osteon
= 'bone' and kara = 'head' or 'top'.
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
With a spot on the
the Greek oxys = 'sharp' or 'acute' and rhynchos
= 'snout', alluding to the long snout.