Acrochondronichthys gyrinus was described in 2003 by Vidthayanon and Ng. The genus name Acrochondonichthys can be broken down into three ancient Greek words. Akros means ‘top’ or ‘uppermost’; chorda is the lateral line and ichthys means ‘fish’. The species name gyrinus comes from Latin and means ’rounded’ or ‘bent’. This is a reference to the concave posterior edge of the pectoral fin of this species.
John de Lange
Nonn Panitvong – Siamensis.org