is composed by the Latin prefix pseudo
-, meaning 'false', followed by the name of the species Boccardia natrix
(Söderström, 1920), and refers to the superficial resemblance between the two species: "This species has a superficial resemblance to
B. natrix Söderström (1920) since the concavity enclosed by the raised margin of the giant hooks is usually filled with debris and the whole simulates the fibrillar hooks of the latter species
" (Day, 1961: 493).
Not stated in the original description. The specific epithet