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
specific name of taunayi: in honour of Brazilian
historian, professor and novelist Alfonso d’ Escragnolle
Taunay (1876-1958), director of Museu Paulista (Ancistrus
After a personal name.
–ana, belonging to: Amazon River near Teffé
(now spelled Tefé), Amazonas State, Brazil, the
Named for Teiniaguá,
a princess transformed to a witch (a character from a
fictional tale entitled ‘Salamanca do Jarau’
popularised in the Rio Grande do Sul State by the writer
Simões Lopes Neto, that lives in a cave at the
hill ‘Cerro do Jarau’, which is inserted in
the area of distribution of the new species; noun in apposition
honour of C. Temminck, the Dutch physician.
The specific name of
tenebrosa (Phenacorhamdia tenebrosa)
meaning dark, referring to darker coloration compared
to its presumed congener at the time, Imparfinis piperatus.
the native 'ting ga rah'.
tenuis, thin; rostris,
snout, referring to its thin snout, thinner than congeners
Steindachner knew about at the time (Sturisoma tenuirostre).
tenuis, thin; spinis,
spine, referring to short and slender dorsal and pectoral-fin
spines (Amblyceps tenuispinis).
honour of ichthyologist and naturalist Carl Ternetz (1870-1928),
who collected type.
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
honour of Nathaniel Thayer Jr., who sponsored Louis Agassiz
on his expedition to Brazil in 1866.
In honour of H. S.
in the honour of Mr. Kay Thomson, who collected the original
specimens in Villeta.
of trompetter, or trompetfisi (trumpeter), Dutch-Surinamese
local name for this and other aspredinid catfishes, alluding
to the sound they make when taken out of the water (Isaäc
J.H. Isbrücker, pers. comm.), (Aspredinichthys
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.
from Lago de Tota, Colombia, the only place this catfish,
now extinct, was known to occur (Rhizosomichthys totae).
Of the sea, a marine
and brackish-water catfish described from the Red Sea
Named for the Timbira
indigenous groups who live in the area (lower Tocantins
and Mearim river basins in Maranhão, Pará
and Tocantins states, Brazil) where this catfish occurs
The coarsely armoured
speciic name of trans-, over; montanus,
mountains, allusion not explained, perhaps referring to
its occurrence in the Andean valleys of Colombia and Ecuador
Named afer the Indian
region of Travancore in Kerala.
in honour of Mr.Treitl.
In honour of Dr. Ethelwynne
Trewavas, at one time Curator of Fishes at the British
(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
suffix denoting place: Trombetas River basin, above Cachoeira
Porteira falls, Brazil, where it appears to be endemic
The 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.
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.