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after stuggling on the pronounciation of latin and greek fish names i did some digging around to find out excatly how these words are said. the best list i could find were from aquamojo's site so i thought i would share it with you all.
i found this handy when ordering fish so the vendors would know what i was trying to refer to.






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Central & South American cichlid Genus and Species Pronounciation key:


Acarichthys = Ah-Car-Ich-These
Acaronia
Aequidens = A-Kwa-Dens
Amphilophus = Amp-Fill-Lo-Fuss
Apistogramma
Archocentrus = Ark-Oh-Cent-Russ
Astronotus = Astro-Not-Us
Biotodoma = Bio-Toe-Dome-Ah
Bujurquina
Caquetaia = Cock-Ah-Tay-Ah
Chaetobranchopsis
Chaetobranchus
Chuco = Chew-Co
Cichla = Sick-La
Cichlasoma = Sick-La-So-Ma
Cleithracara
Crenicichla = Cren-Eh-Sick-La
Cryptoheros = Crypt-Oh-He-Rose
Dicrossus
Geophagus = Geo-Fay-Gus
Guianacara
Gymnogeophagus = Gym-No-Geo-Fay-Gus
Herichthys = Her-Ich-These
Heros = He-Rose
Herotilapia = He-Row-Till-A-Pee-Ah
Hoplarchus = Hop-Lar-Cuss
Hypselecara
Hypsophrys = HIP-so-four eze
Krobia
Laetacara
Mazarunia
Mesonauta
Mikrogeophagus = mike-row-gee-oh-fog-us
Nandopsis = Nan-Dop-Sis
Nannacara = Nan-Ah-Car-Ah
Neetroplus = Knee-Tro-Plus
Parachromis = Pair-Ah-Chrome-Is
Paraneetroplus = Pair-Ah-Knee-Tro-Plus
Paratheraps = Pair-Ah-There-Apps
Petenia = Pa-teen-ee-ah
Pterophyllum
Retroculus
Satanoperca = Satan-Oh-Perk-Ah
Symphysodon
Theraps = There-Apps
Thorichthys = Thor-Ich-These
Tomocichla = ToeMo-Sick-La
Uaru = Waa-Roo
Vieja = Vee-A-Ha




acuticeps
acutirostris
altifrons
altum
amarillo = Ama- rio
amphiacanthoides
apoparuana
appendiculatus
argentea = are- gen-t-ah
asfraci = As-frach-eye
atromaculatus =atro-mac-you-lat-us
aureus = or-e-us
australis
bahia = Ba-He-Ah
balzani
bartoni = Barton-Eye
beani = Bean-Eye
bifasciatus = by-faa-she-at-us
bocourti = bo-court-eye
brasiliensis = Brazil-E-In-Sis
breidohri
buckelkopf
bulleri
calobrensis = Cal-o-bren-sis
cametana
carpintis = car-pin-tis
centrarchus = cen-trar-cuss
cincta
citrinellus = sit-rin-L-us
coeruleus
crassilabrus -crass-il=ab-brus
crassipinnis
cupido
cutteri = Cutter-Eye
daemon
deppi
diadema = Die-Ah-Deem-Ah
dimerus
dovii = Doh-V-Eye
efasciatus =e-fash-e-at-us
eimekei
facetum
fenestratus = fen-eh-strAh- tus
fernandezypezi
festae = Fest-A
flavescens
friedricksthalli
gaeyi
godmani
grammodes
guttulatus
haitiensis = Haiti-In-Sis
heterospilus = het-er-row-spill-us
hoehnei
intermedius = inter-me-d-us
iporangensis
irregularis
istlantum
itapicuruensis
jegui
johanna
kraussi = krous-eye
labridens = Lab-Rah-Dens
latifrons
lapidifer
lentiginosus
loisellei = Loy-Sell-Eye named after Paul Loiselle
lyonsi = lions-eye
macanzatza
macropthalmus
maculicauda = Mac-You-Lick-Ah-Duh
maculipinnis
managuense = Man-Ah-Gwen-Sis
Manchada
mapiritensis
maquiria
marmorata
micropthalmus
minckleyi = Mink-Lee-Eye
misiones
motaguense = Mota-Gwen-Sis
myersi = Myer-Sigh
myrnae
nanoluteus
Naranja
nassa
nematopus
nicaraguense = Nick-a-ra-gwense
nigrofasciatus = nig-row-faa-she-at-us
notatus
nourisatti
oblongus
ocellatus
octofasciatus = Octo-faa-she-at-us
orbicularis
orinocensis
panamensis = Pan-a-men-sis
pasionis = pass-e-own-is
patricki = Patrick-Eye
pearsi
percna
proteus
psittacus
ramsdeni = rams=deny
regani
rivlatus
robustus
'rotkeil'
sajica = Sa-He-Ka
salvini = Sal-Vin-Eye
scalare
scotti
sedentaria
septemfasciatus
septentrionalis
severus = Sever-Us
spectabile
spinossisimus spine-o-sis-imm-us
splendida
strigata
synspilus = sin-spill=us
tapajos = tap -ah- hose
temensis
tetracanthus = tetra-can-thus
thayeri
trimaculatus = try-mac-u-lat-us
tuyrense
ufermanni
umbriferus = UM-bri-ferous
uropthalmus
vitatta
xingu
xinguensis
zaliosus
zevallos
zonatus

[glow=red,2,300]Misc:[/glow]
Ichthyology = Ick-Thee-Ah-Low-Gee

If the species is named after a person and the person it's being named after is a male, the species name ends in "i". If it is a woman the fish is being named after, it ends in "ae".

Examples:
Theraps wesseli - After Rusty Wessel
Pseudotropheus socolofi - After Ross Socolof
Labeotropheus trewavasae - After Dr Ethelwynn Trewavas

Some additional latin scientific naming vernacular...
sp. = species
cf. = compare to
aff. = affinis which means related to.

cf. and aff. are usually interchangeable I believe as they mean basically the same thing.

Example: Aequidens sp. cf. rivulatus "silver saum" which means it's an Aequidens species (although not permanently described) and is closely compared to rivulatus (although a slightly different fish) and "silver saum" represents the type/ color variation.

Aequidens sp. aff. rivulatus "silver saum" would also be correct in this case.

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Win replied the topic: Re: scientific name pronounciation

what a stack of tongue twisters! :D nice work. i just saved this page.
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delboybully replied the topic: Re: scientific name pronounciation

The shops round my way use the common names, fortunately given those pronounciations

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Aquamojo replied the topic: Re: scientific name pronounciation

acuticeps
acutirostris
altifrons All'-ti-frawns
altum - AL'tum
amarillo = Ama- rio
amphiacanthoides
apoparuana
appendiculatus
argentea = are- gen-t-ah
asfraci = As-frach-eye
atromaculatus =atro-mac-you-lat-us
aureus = or-e-us
australis
bahia = Ba-He-Ah
balzani BALL-zanee
bartoni = Barton-Eye
beani = Bean-Eye
bifasciatus = by-faa-she-at-us
bocourti = bo-court-eye
brasiliensis = Brazil-E-In-Sis
breidohri bree-DOOR-eye
buckelkopf
bulleri BULL-er-eye
calobrensis = Cal-o-bren-sis
cametana
carpintis = car-pin-tis
centrarchus = cen-trar-cuss
cincta
citrinellus = sit-rin-L-us
coeruleus - ser-RULE-ee-us
crassilabrus -crass-il=ab-brus
crassipinnis kras-e-a-pinnus
cupido
cutteri = Cutter-Eye
daemon DAY-mun
deppi DEP-eye
diadema = Die-Ah-Deem-Ah
dimerus
dovii = Doh-V-Eye
efasciatus =e-fash-e-at-us
eimekei
facetum fa-SEE-tum (first cichlid to the hobby)
fenestratus = fen-eh-strAh- tus
fernandezypezi
festae = Fest-A
flavescens
friedricksthalli fred-rick-STALL-ee
gaeyi
godmani god-MAN-ee
grammodes gram-MODE-ays
guttulatus GOO-cha-lot-us
haitiensis = Haiti-In-Sis
heterospilus = het-er-row-spill-us
hoehnei
hogaboomorum hug-a-BOOM-or-um
intermedius = inter-me-d-us
iporangensis
irregularis ir-REG-u-laris
istlantum is-LAN-um
itapicuruensis
jegui
johanna
kraussi = krous-eye
labridens = Lab-Rah-Dens
latifrons - LAH-te-frons
lapidifer
lentiginosus
loisellei = Loy-Sell-Eye named after Paul Loiselle
lyonsi = lions-eye
macanzatz
macropthalmus my-KRUP-thal-mus
maculicauda = Mac-You-Lick-Ah-Duh
maculipinnis mac-you-la-PIN-us
managuense = Man-Ah-Gwen-Sis
Manchada
mapiritensis
maquiria
marmorata mar-mo-RA-ta
minckleyi = Mink-Lee-Eye
misiones miss-ee-OH-nays
motaguense = Mota-Gwen-Sis
myersi = Myer-Sigh
myrnae - MEER-nay
nanoluteus nan-o-LOOT-ee-us
Naranja
nassa NA-sa
nematopus nee-mah-toe-pus
nicaraguense = Nick-a-ra-gwense
nigrofasciatus = nig-row-faa-she-at-us
notatus no-TAH-tus
nourisatti nur-eh-SA-tee
oblongus
ocellatus ah-sell-AH-tus
octofasciatus = Octo-faa-she-at-us
orbicularis oh-bick-you-LAR-is
orinocensis or-rhino-SEN-sis
panamensis = Pan-a-men-sis
pasionis = pass-e-own-is
patricki = Patrick-Eye
pearsi PEER-see-eye
percna
proteus
psittacus
ramsdeni = rams=deny
regani re-GONE-ee
rivulatus riv-you-LOT-us
robustus
'rotkeil' ROT-kyle
sajica = Sa-He-Ka
salvini = Sal-Vin-Eye
scalare - ska-LAR-ee
scotti
sedentaria
septemfasciatus sep-tem-fah-see-A-tus
septentrionalis
severus = Sever-Us
spectabile spec-TA-ble
spinossisimus spine-o-sis-imm-us
splendida splen-DEE-dah
strigata stre-GAH-ta
synspilus = sin-spill-us
tapajos = tap -ah- hose
temensis te-MEN-sus
tetracanthus = tetra-can-thus
thayeri
trimaculatus = try-mac-u-lat-us
tuyrense TOUR-ee-ense
ufermanni OOF-er-mahni
umbriferus = UM-bri-ferous
uropthalmus your-up-THAL-mus
vitatta
xingu
xinguensis
zaliosus zal-ee-OH-sus
zevallos
zonatus zoh-NAH-tus

Incidentally when you add the "um" to word rather than "us" you are using the latin plural. FIsh like the Amphilophus hogaboomorum were named after TWO people...both brothers...Hogaboom. Using the word hogaboomorus in that case would be incorrect.
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