Synodontis ruandae Matthes, 1959
Synodontis ruandae
photo by FAO

 Family:  Mochokidae (Squeakers or upside-down catfishes)
 Max. size:  16.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic,
 Distribution:  Africa: known from the Akagera River system in Rwanda (Ref. 40373, 46152) and Burundi (Ref. 40373, 98755).
 Biology:  Benthic species; inhabits rivers; omnivore (Ref. 80296). Main component of diet is insect larvae, followed by molluscs (Ref. 78218). Oviparous (Ref. 205).
 IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (D2) (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 22.04.94
 Modified by: Geelhand, Dimitri - 14.12.15
 Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 17.05.94

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