patronym in honour of Andreas Tanke, a German aquarist
very dedicated to the genus Panaqolus, studying
its behavior, reproduction, and differences between known
forms, keeping these fishes in the aquarium, visiting
their habitats, and publishing his findings. He probably
was the first to reproduce Panaqolus tankei in
captivity. For his (successful) efforts to improve communications
between aquarists and scientists to join their forces
in an era of less and less money for research and an ever
accelerating destruction of natural habitats.
From the Tapanahony
a personal name.
In honour of C. Temminck,
the Dutch physician.
the native 'ting ga rah'.
Slender or thin.
honour of Carl Ternetz.
In honour of Tessman
Greek, meaning "devided in four parts", referring
to the body pattern.
From the Greek thánatos,
which means ?death?), the Greek god or personification
of death, and the twin brother of Hypnos, the god/personification
In honour of Nathaniel
Thayer Jr., who sponsored Louis Agassiz on his expedition
to Brazil in 1866.
honour of H. S. Thomas.
Named in the honour
of Mr. Kay Thomson, who collected the original specimens
the Greek Titan, son or daughter of Uranus and Gaea, representing
brute force and large size, masculine (Lajun et al 2010).
From the Tocantins
specific name is a noun in apposition and refers to the
princess Yulima who was executed and martyred by the Spanish
conquistadores, and to the Department of Tolima, where
the type locality is located.
The coarsely armoured
afer the Indian region of Travancore in Kerala.
Named in honour of
honour of Dr. Ethelwynne Trewavas, at one time Curator
of Fishes at the British Museum.
tri (latin) = three;
lobes = lapet, lobe; lobatus (adjective) = with lappets,
lobes; the caudal fin of this species has three lobes.
spots, one at the base of each lobe of the tail fin, and
another at the base of the dorsal fin (Tenellus trimaculatus).
from the type locality of the island of Trinidad
specific name tropeira substantive in apposition,
is given in honour of drovers who for many years traveled
carrying horses and mules for the occurrence of species.
Named in reference
to the region of northeastern Australia that represents
the species range (Tandanus tropicanus).
Specific name from
the Latin truncatus (truncated), in reference to the relatively
short head of this species.
honour of Mr. J. Allan Tubb.
Named in honor of a
Brazilian Indian woman from Mebêngôkre/Kaiapó
ethnicity who became a symbol of the resistance against
construction of hydroelectric dams on the Rio Xingu.
after the Tukano indians, a tribe that lives in the area
of the Rio Tiquié.