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Cichlidae -from Greek word kichle, which simply means a kind of fish
Vieja - Spanish, vieja = old woman
Aequidens - Latin, aequus, equal, equally + Latin, dens, dentis = teeth
Amphilophus - crested on both sides: Greek, amphi = on both sides + Greek, lophos = crest
Archocentrus - Greek, archo = anus + Greek, kentron = sting (LOL , stinging ass? I'm think)
Caquetaia - from Caquueta river
Cryptoheros- hidden hero- From Greek, Krypto = hide, cover, conceal; Greek, heros=hero
Cichlasoma - Greek, kichle = wrasse or type of fish + Greek, soma = body
Geophagus - eartheater -Greek, gea = the earth + Greek, phagein = to eat
Hypsophrys - Greek : hypselos = high, ophrys = eyebrow
Herichthys - Greek, eri = very, a lot + Greek, ichthys = fish
Herotilapia - hero-fish - Hero comes from Greek word heros meaning hero or warrior; tilapia is from Bechuana, African native word thiape = fish
Parachromis - Greek, para = the side of + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch
Neetroplus - Greek, neos = new + Greek, etrapelos = stiff; refered to the stiff anal fins rays characteristic of these fishes
Petenia - Taken from lake Peten in Guatemala
Theraps - means "keeper"
Paraneetroplus - means "similar to Theraps" :Greek, para = near, similar + Greek, etrapelos = stiff; refered to the stiff anal fins rays characteristic of these fishes
Thorichthys - Greek, thoros, ou = semen, ichthys = fish (semen fish allrighty then)
Tomocichla - Greek, tomo = portion, cut + Greek, kichle = wrasse
coeruleopunctatus - blue spotted: coerulea= blue ; punctata/punctatum= spotted
alfari - in honor of A. Alfaro
altifrons - tall forehead: alti-, a prefix indicating the characteristic of being tall; frons = forehead
amarillo - Amarillo = yellow (Spanish); In reference to the overall color of the fish.
bussingi - after William Bussing
calobrensis - refers to being from Rio Calobre, Panama.
citrinellus- lemon like, refering to the lemon like yellow color of the fish.
diquis - from Diquis, Costa Rica
hogaboomorus - named after the two brothers George and Peter Hogaboom, who collected the type material together with the autors Carr & Giovanoli
labiatus - labia has to do with the lips
longimanus - Long hands, ( pectoral fins.)
lyonsi - named after Dr. William G. (Bill) Lyons
macracanthus- Large spined
margaritifer - Latin margarita, "a pearl," hence pertaining to pearls, being pearly
nourissati - After one of the discoverers of the species for science and hobby, the great french cichlid aquarist Jean Claude Nourissat (1941-2003).
rhytisma - from Greek: interrupted, towards the interrupted link concerning the flank
robertsoni - named after the owner of a rubber plantation Cameroun, Dr. Robertson
rostratus - rostrata/rostratum = beaked
sagittae - from Latin "sagitta", meaning arrow, hich refers to the slender shape of this species
trimaculatus - three spots
urophthalmus - uro - from the Greek oura, "a tail"; opthalmic = Of or relating to the eye - I think this refers to the eyespot on the tail
xiloaensis - After the type locality in lake Xiloa, Nicaragua.
zaliosus - zale" (wave) and "ios" (arrow);
centrarchus - refers to similarity in body shape to north american sunfish, the Centrarchids. Centrarchid means scaled gill cover.
octofasciatus - I'm guessing it means 8 bars
panamensis - from Panama
spinosissimus - The most spiny.
godmanni - named after Frederick DuCane Godmann
intermedium - inter means within (I think), medium is middle
microphthalmus - micro=small + opthalmus=eye
atromaculatum - atro-: a prefix conveying the sense of "blackish or very dark,"; maculated means spotted; so atromaculatum means "bearing dark spots"
beani - named after ichthyologist Tarleton Hoffmann Bean
grammodes - linked with lines
istlanum - refers to type locallity - Rio Ixtla at Puente de Ixtla, Morelos, México
salvini - named after O. Salvin
altoflavus - alto = high (Latin) + flavus = yellow (Latin); In comparisson with ots closest relative; C. nanoluteus, as being of higher body and with more yellow.
myrnae - named in honor of the director of the zoological museum of the university of Costa Rica, Myrna Lopez Sanchez
nanoluteus - Greek : nano = small, luteus = golden
nigrofasciatus - negro means black, fasciated means striped or barred from Greek word fascia
sajica - in honor of Salvador Jimenez Canossa, director of library of Costa Rica
septemfasciatus - seven stripes(or bars): septem = 7 ; from fascia means "barred"
spilurus- From the Latin spilurus = 'with spots on the tail'
crassilabris thick lipped: Latin crassus, "thick,"; labris from Latin root Labr-, referring a "lip"
bartoni - Named by the author after his brother the ichthyologist Barton A. Bean (1860-1947).
bocourti - In honour of ichthyologist Bocourt
carpintis - Refers to the type locality at Laguna del Carpintero (Carpenter's lagoon) at the mouth of the Rio Pánuco drainage.
cyanoguttatus - cyano- refers to the color cyan (bluish-green); Guttatus is Latin for "speckled"; so means with cyan speckles
deppii - named to the collector Ferdinand Deppe
labridens - labrum = lip (Latin) and dens = tooth(Latin); in reference to the easily visible tooth they hold in the upper lips, visible even in live specimens.
minckleyi - named after Dr. Wendel Lee(W.L) Minckley
pantostictus- everywhere spotted
pearsei - named to the American zoologist Athur Sparry Pearse
steindachneri - In honor of Franz Steindachner, the Austrian ichthyologist, (1834-1919)
tamasopoensis - from Rio Tomasapo in mexico
multispinosa - many spines
nicaraguensis - from Nicaragua
haitiensis - from Haiti
ramsdeni - to the collector Charles T. Ramsden
tetracanthus - four spines (thorns): prefix tetra- means four; acantha = thorn
vombergae - to the zoologist Mia vom mount
nematopus - "with threadlike feet" - referring to the long ventral fins of this species; "nematos" (thread) and "podos" (leg, extremity; pod=foot).
dovii - after Captain Dow; see explanation for godmanni
friedrichsthalii - to the Austrian collector baron von Friedrichsthal
loisellei - after Paul Loiselle
managuensis - after Rio Managua which is in Honduras
motaguensis - After Lake Motagua in Nicaragua
gibbiceps - With a hump on the head
splendida- splendid (shining, beautiful)
coeruleus - coerulea= blue
irregulare - irregular
lentiginosus - lentiginosus: freckled, spotted
wesseli - after Rusty Wessel
affinis - Neighbouring; related.
aureus - color of gold
callolepis - beautiful scales - callo from the Greek kallos, "beautiful,"; lepis: in compound words referring to a scale
helleri - named for the Austrian Karl Bartholomäus Heller
maculipinnis - spotted fins
meeki - afetr american ichthyologist Seth E. Meek
pasionis - Rio de la Pasion (Guatemala)
socolofi - after Ross Socolof
asfraci - After the ASsociation FRAnce CIchlid.
sieboldii - named for the German zoologist Carl Theodor seriousness von Siebold
tuba - apparantly, after the musical instrument. i think they may be referring to the "trumpet shape"
argentea - The latin word for silver is argentum (hence the abbreviation of Ag for silver on the periodic table)... argentea = silver fish.
bifasciatus - bi means two or both, fasciated mean striped - guessing menas striped on both sides
breidohri - honor of the collector Hans-Günther Breidohr
fenestratus - windowed? : fenestra is latin for window or sill
guttulatus - with broad speckles? :Guttatus is Latin for "speckled"; Latin word "latus " = broad, wide, extensive
hartwegi - after amercian Norman E. Hartweg
heterospila - with derogatory spot
maculicauda - spotted tail: macula = spot, cauda=tail
melanurus - I'm thinking referring to being dark, think melanin
regani - Named after Charles Tate Regan (1878-1943), British ichthyologist that got to be director of the British Museum of Natural History (1927 to 1938).
synspila - with amalgamated spot
tuyrense - from Rio Tuyra, Panama
ufermanni - After Alfred Ufermann, German Aquarist.
zonatus - Banded