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Limia melanogaster (Günther 1866)

Etymology: Limia: Limia derived from the Latin ‘limus’ meaning mud, pertaining to the feeding habits of the fish melanogaster meaning black abdomen. First description: Gunther A, 1866 Catalogue of the Physostomi, containing the families Salmonidae, Percopsidae, Galaxidae, Mormyridae, Gymnarchidae, socidae, Umbridae, Scombresocidae, Cyprinodontidae, … Continue reading

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Limia zonata (Nichols 1915)

Etymology: Limia: Limia derived from the Latin ‘limus’ meaning mud, pertaining to the feeding habits of the fish zonata: First description: Nichols, J.T. 1915. On Heterandria zonata sp. nov. and Heterandria versicolor (Günther) from the Island of Santo Domingo. Bulletin … Continue reading

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Limia perugiae (Evermann & Clark, 1906)

Etymology: Limia: Limia derived from the Latin ‘limus’ meaning mud, pertaining to the feeding habits of the fish perugiae: named after Dr. Alberto Purugia First description: Evermann, B.W. and H.W. Clark. 1906: New fishes from Santo Domingo. Proc. U. S. Natl. Mus., … Continue reading

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Limia

Sub species Limia Limia caymanensis Limia dominicensis Limia melanogaster Limia melanonotata Limia nigrofasciata Limia pauciradiata Limia perugiae Limia sp ‘Tiger’ Limia sulphurophila Limia tridens Limia versicolor Limia vittata Limia yaguajali Limia zonata Sub species Orthodontolimia Limia fuscomaculata Limia garnieri Limia … Continue reading

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Limia vittata (Guichenot, 1853)

Etymology:                            Limia: Limia derived from the Latin ‘limus’ meaning mud, pertaining to the feeding habits of the fish Vittata: (Latin) meaning “striped” or “banded” First description: Guichenot, A. 1853: Poissons. In: De la sagra, R., Histoire physique, politique et naturelle de l’Ile de Cuba. Vol. … Continue reading

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Neoheterandria elegans (HENN, 1916)

Etymology:                 Neoheterandria: from the Ancient Greek Neo meaning new, heteros, meaning ‘other, another, different’, and andros, meaning ‘male’. elegans: from the Latin elegans, meaning fine, elegant, and handsome. First description:        Henn, A. W., 1916 – Annals of the Carnegie Museum 10(1-2): 93-142 on various South American … Continue reading

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Girardinus metallicus (Poey, 1854)

Etymology:                 Girardinus after the French – American ichthyologist Charles Girard metallicus referring to the metallic body colouration. First description:        Poey F. 1854. Los guajacones, poecesillos de agua dulce. In Poey, F., Memorias sobre la historia natural de la Isla de Cuba. Havana, … Continue reading

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Xiphophorus couchianus (Girard C. 1859)

Etymology: Xiphophorus: Greek, xiphos = sword + Greek, pherein = to carry couchianus after Lieutenant D.N. Couch. First description: Girard C. 1859 Ichthyological notices, 41 – 59. Academy of Natural Sciences Philadelphia. No.11: 113 – 122. Synonyms: Limia couchianus Girard 1859 … Continue reading

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Xiphophorus xiphidium (Gordon 1932)

Etymology: Xiphophorus: Greek, xiphos = sword + Greek, pherein = to carry Xiphidium: Greek, xiph from xiphos = sword. Latin, idium = diminutive First description: Dr. Myron Gordon going on expedition. Aquatic Life 15: 287–288. (1932) Synonyms: Platypoecilus xiphidium – Meek, 1904. Platypoecilus maculatus – … Continue reading

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Xiphophorus evelynae (Rosen 1960)

Etymology: Xiphophorus: Greek, xiphos = sword + Greek, pherein = to carry evelynae: named after Mrs. Evelyn Gordon. First description: Donn E. Rosen 1960. Middle American poeciliid fishes of the genus Xiphophorus. Bull. Fla. St. Mus. Biol. Sci. 5 (4): 57 – … Continue reading

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