Named for the type
locality, the Rio Urucu basin. Originally, the word comes
from the Tupi (‘‘uru-ku’’) for
red, derived from the colour of the fruit of the ‘‘urucuzeiro’’
(Bixa orellana L.), low tree of the family Bixacea, native
from tropical America. A noun in apposition.
Dedicated to Saulo
Usma for his contributions to the ichthyological collection
building in the Cauca valley, and for promoting an active
interchange between Colombian and Venezuelan ichthyologists,
since his MSc studies in 2000 at Universidad Nacional
Experimental de los Llanos Ezequiel Zamora (Guanare, Venezuela).
from the Ussuri River on the Russian and Chinese border.