Synodontis gobroni Daget, 1954
Synodontis gobroni
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 Family:  Mochokidae (Squeakers or upside-down catfishes)
 Max. size:  47 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic,
 Distribution:  Africa: upper Niger and inner Niger delta in Mali (Ref. 57223).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1; Anal spines: -0. Diagnosis: gill slits not extending ventrally beyond pectoral-fin insertions; snout rounded, at most 65% of head length; post-orbital length at most 60% of snout length; maxillary barbels not fringed or very slightly fringed at base, shorter than head, unbranched and without tubercles or membranes (although a tiny rudiment may occasionally be discernible at their bases); outer mandibular barbels with few simple and rather long ramifications; branches of inner mandibular barbels short, subdivided and more or less tuberculate; mandibular teeth numbering 31-47 (40 in the neotype); dorsal-fin spine short and smooth anteriorly; denticulation of pectoral-fin spines finer on outer than on inner margin; humeral process narrow, triangular, rather pointed and not keeled ventrally; adipose fin rather long and distinctly separated from rayed dorsal fin, its height variable with specimens; head very broad, snout rounded and eyes small, in dorsal position (Ref. 57223). Coloration: preserved specimens dark brown; according to Daget (1954), colour in life ┬źolivaceous yellow on back and sides, lighter on belly┬╗; body and adipose fin covered with large black spots, which become smaller on belly and on other fins (Ref. 57223).
 Biology:  Maximum TL was recorded at 60.0 cm (Ref. 57223). Oviparous (Ref. 205).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 21.04.94
 Modified by: Musschoot, Tobias - 12.03.15
 Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 16.05.94

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