in honour of the American collector Auguste Rabaut.
From the Greek meaning rod and phorus: meaning
bearer in reference to the long filamentous extension
of the uppermost caudal finray.
In honour of Arthur
Rachow, the German ichthyologist.
the Latin word 'radiosus' meaning rod, fin-ray; and '-osus',
having the nature or quality of something, usually in
fullness or abundance, in allusion to the many anal-fin
rays; an adjective.
Dedicated to a Mr.
honour of Sr. Manuel Vicente Ramirez, the Venezuelan collector.
Pertaining to frogs.
"Tadpole" and referring to its unusually flat
Named in honour of
the Cacique Raoni Metuktire of the Kayapó people.
Raoni is one of the most active indigenous leaders in
the struggle to preserve the Amazon rainforest and indigenous
peoples, being a solid reference for the fight for the
conservation of the Xingu River basin for more than 40
years. A patronym (Scobinancistrus raonii).
honour of Charles Tate Regan, the English ichthyologist
Dedicated to Mrs. Ruth
Gisela Reina, Curator of Fishes at STRI.
specific name reisi was given in tribute to Roberto E.
Reis, for his contribution to the neotropical Ichthyology
and primarily by his studies of species of the family
Loricariidae. Noun genitive.
In honour of Hialmar
Rendahl (1891-1969), zoologist and artist, who described
this catfish in 1922 as Copidoglanis obscurus,
preoccupied by C. obscurus Günther 1864
a reticulated pattern, or net-like design.
First fossil of Corydoras
found in Argentina.
Corydoras species was named in honour of Col.
John N. Reynolds, U.S.A.F., who was helping to catch fish
when the type specimen was caught.
Dedicated to Patrick
de Rham (Lausanne).
lives in a stream.
The specific name honours
the Rikbaktsa (also known as Rikbakta or Erikbaktsa),
a Jê-speaking indian nation, who formerly inhabited
the area between the Rio Juruena and Rio Aripuanã
in northern Mato Grosso.
honour of entomologist Sydney H. Ribeiro, Zoological Survey
of India, who collected the type specimen.
From the Spanish word
candombe, referring to the African derived rhythm that
was popularised in the nineteeth century by black slaves
in the República Oriental del Uruguay.
in honour of Mr.Tyson R.Roberts of the Museum of Comparative
The specific epithet
is in honor of Robertson Fonseca de Azevedo due to his
large and constant efforts to preserve natural landscapes
in the Paraná State, Brazil. Robertson faught to
prevent unnecessary small hydroelectric power plants in
the high gradient stretches along two main Upper Paraná
River left tributaries, the Ivaí and Piquiri Rivers.
Corydoras named in honour of Mrs Robina Schwartz.
From the Latin robustus
= 'robust' or 'strong', in reference to the dimensions
of this Corydoras.
to Mr. Francisco Dias da Rocha.
In honour of Walter
specific name, rondoni, (Hartia rondoni) is a
patronym that honours Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon
(Marechal Rondon), a military and frontiersmen who was
responsible for the creation of Indian Protection Service
(SPI), which was subsequently replaced by the National
Indian Foundation (FUNAI). Rondon and Noel Nutels participated,
together with the Villas Boas brothers, in the implementation
of the Parque Indígena do Xingu. A noun in appostition.
In honour of Capt.
Louis-Joseph Royaux (1866-1936), who led the expedition
that collected type and supplied indigenous names of the
species collected (Euchilichthys
in honour of botanist
Joseph Nelson Rose (1862-1928), United States National
Museum, a “student of the flora of South America”
The specific name
of rostrata: beaked, referring to the prominent
and deeply sculptured snout (Otothyris rostrata).
a beak or snout.
ceps, head, referring to semi-circular shape of head when
seen from above (Zaireichthys rotundiceps).
the Rufiji Basin (Tanzania)
Derived from the Latin
ruga (crease), and mentum (chin), in reference to the
presence of unculiferous skin ridges on the gular region.
after the type locality, Lake Rukwa in Tanzania.
From the Latin rutilus,
meaning red, a reference to the orange fins in life and
an allusion to the type locality (Red River). An adjective.