Named in honour of
Dr. Mark Henry Sabaj, Collection Manager of Ichthyology,
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and webmaster
of the All Catfish Species Inventory website.
from Latin 'saetiger' meaning bristle bearing, alluding
to the presence of whiskerlike odontodes.
Derived from the Latin
verb sagino, meaning to fatten, cram or to feast, in allusion
to the relatively deep body of this species compared to
all other congeners from the northeastern part of the
the Greek Salmacis, named after the character of Ovid's
tale, 'The fountain of Salmacis'. In allusion to its very
subtle sexual dimorphism when compared to other Scleromystax
In honour of O. Salvin.
after Mr. Gijsbert Harry Sanches.
The specific name,
sandrae, is in reference to Sandra J. Raredon, of the
Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History,
in thanks for all of her assistance to the authors, particularly
the first author, (Vari) over the course of the years
in this and many other projects.
specific name sanga, noun in apposition, originated from
the Castilian word "digging", was given in reference
to the location of collection of new species. Sanga is
a term used commonly in Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina
for stream or small stream.
The name saquarema
refers to the occurrence of the new species (Trichomycterus
the Lagoa de Saquarema system. The word saquarema is derived
from the Tupi-Guarani, but its meaning is not clear.
From the Saramacca
River in Surinam.
Sararé, a river in Brazil where this Corydoras
species was found.
The Portuguese word
saudades is used to express a deep longing or profound
melancholy attached to a person, place or experience.
It has a deeper tone and meaning than a direct English
translation and reflects the lead author’s connection
to her Brazilian heritage and her nostalgia for field
work in remote wilderness areas that yielded these museum
Henri Émile Sauvage (1842-1917) who was a French
paleontologist, ichthyologist, and herpetologist.
From the Latin for
remote or apart, is in reference to the disjunct distribution
of this species relative to the other members of Denticetopsis.
The dorsal fin spine
is finely serrated anteriorly hence the specific name
of serratus (Synodontis serratus).
specifc epithet, sertanejo, is derived from the Portuguese
word for a person from the sertão. Sertão
refers to the inland xerophitic region of north-eastern
Brazil that is isolated from urban centres and associated
with the Caatinga and the Cerrado biomes. Sertanejos are
known to be shy and elusive as well as rustic and resilient.
A noun in apposition.
The specific name setepovos,
a noun in apposition, was given in reference to the region
of occurrence of new species. The "Seven peoples
of Missions in northwestern Rio Grande do Sul originaramse
Jesuit reductions (18th century. XVII), inhabited mainly
by Guarani Indians.
honoring Scott A. Schaefer, ichthyologist, Editor of Copeia,
and Curator of Fishes at the American Museum of Natural
History, for his many contributions to the field of ichthyology,
and for his
contributions to our understanding of the Loricarioidea
in particular. A noun in apposition (Lujan et al.).
from the northern Egyptian arabic dialect name of this
fish, shâl, written with "sch" because
Bloch & Schneider were German speaking biologists.
honour of R. Schomburgk.
In honour of Schouteden.
honour of Wilhelm Schreitmüller.
In honour of Mr. Willy
in honour of Mr.Willy Schwartz.
In honour of A. Seba,
which follows another.
From the Latin
semi = 'half' and quilus = 'dark coloured',
pertaining to the dark colour on the upper body scutes
on this Corydoras.
the Latin septentrionalis = 'northern', meaning
that this Corydoras comes from the northern part
of South America.
The specific name is
an adjective, derived from the serrated pectoral spine.
the Latin; serratus = toothed like a saw.
Dedicated to Mr.Werner
for Mr. Shewell 'Bud' DeBenneville Keim, a nephew of Henry
W. Fowler, who was the first full-time curator of fishes
at the Academy of Natural Sciences from 1902-1965, for
his generous support to Academy ichthyology, including
the preservation of Fowler's legacy and the stewardships
of his uncle's fishes.
From Siam. (Thailand).
the Latin sidereus for starry. Named because the dark
background makes the white to gold spots look like stars.
Named for its similarity to Corydoras ourastigma.
Simulating to imitate.
Sipilawini, a river in Surinam where this Corydoras
species was found.
Description by Steindachner
in recognition of Dr. Snethlage, the collector of the
the Latin sodalis = 'the companion', meaning
this Corydoras resembles Corydoras reticulatus.
From the Latin solox,
Alluding to the bristles on the pectoral fin spines of
the adult male in this Corydoras species.
Named after Dr. Carlos
Spegazzini , who collected it in the Rio de Cachi in the
Argentinian province of Salta , at an altitude of 2500-2800
meters above sea level, in January 1897. (Trichomycterus
the small dark spots on the upper portion of the eye;
noun in apposition.
the Latin spilurus = 'with spots on the tail'.
The most spiny.
Splendid; bright or
specific epithet spondylus is in reference to the tuft
of odontodes on the trunk lateral dermal plates that resemble
the thorny projections of the bivalve mollusk known as
spiny oyster. A noun in apposition.
After a personal name.
to Mr. J. Steinbach - collector of the type material (Rineloricaria
In honour of Franz
Steindachner, the Austrian ichthyologist, (1834-1919).
specific name stellata, adjective of Latin origin
meaning "starred", given to the species in allusion
to the dark, evident in fins and lateral line pores.
From the Latin
stenocephalus = 'narrow-headed'.
is compounded from the Greek words stenos,
meaning narrow, and gramme, meaning line.
The epithet is proposed in reference to the thin white
line along the lateral line.
the Greek stenos, meaning narrow, and oura, meaning tail.
In reference to the extremely narrow caudal peduncle.
Used as a noun.
In honour of Dr Günther
to honour the collector of the holotype, Melanie L. J.
Stiassny (American Museum of Natural History, New York),
who has raised an eloquent voice in conservation matters.
Dedicated to Prof.
Dr. Jan H. Stock, on occasion of his retirement, with
remembrance of and gratitude for his energetic and enthusiastic
activities as a teacher and colleague.
for its large mouth; noun in apposition.
With elongated stripes.
honour of Dr. Laurnece C. Stuart.
After a personal name.
specific name is derived from the Latin subtilis (slender),
referring to its relatively long and slender body.
The specific name “suia”
refers to the Suias indigenous people who, since the 90’s,
have stood out in the fight to protect the Suiá-Missu
River environment and for recovery of their traditional
lands outside the limits of Xingu park. A noun in apposition.
honour of Dr. and Mrs Frederick A. Sutton.
In honour of Mr. Al
Sychr of Hayward, California, U.S.A. who gave the original
aquarium specimens to Dr. Weitzman to describe.