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Synodontis macropunctatus  Wright & Page, 2008

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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Mochokidae (Squeakers or upside-down catfishes)
Etymology: Synodontis: Greek, syn, symphysis = grown together + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335);  macropunctatus: The specific epiteth is a combination of the Greek 'makros', meaning large, and the Latin 'punctata', meaning spotted, a reference to the large spots that characterize the coloration pattern of this species (Ref. 75786).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; acqua dolce demersale.   Tropical, preferred ?

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Africa: Uamba River (Kwango drainage) and southern tributaries of the Kasai (middle Congo River basin) in Angola (Ref. 11970, 75786).

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.9 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 75786)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 2; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 7; Spine anali 4-5; Raggi anali molli: 8 - 9. Length of the maxillary barbel 37.2-48.5% of standard length and 138.2-176.3% of head length; length of lateral mandibular barbel 87.2-107.9% of head length; length of medial mandibular barbel 38.5-54.5% of head length (Ref. 75786). Number of mandibular teeth 27-35 (Ref. 75786). Humeral process triangular, granulous; possessing poorly developed ridge on ventral margin; dorsal margin concave to slightly convex in largest specimens, with 0-2 small, pointed projections; terminating in sharp point (Ref. 75786). Colour: In preservation, dorsum pale to dark brown, covered with large dark spots; ventral areas light with dark spots; maxillary and mandibular barbels light brown; Dorsal en pectoral-fin spines brownish, filaments dark; all fins light brown with large dark spots (Ref. 75786).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Prefers deeper water near river banks (Ref. 11970). Nothing is known about the diet, reproductive behavior, or abundance of this species (Ref. 75786).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

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Wright, J.J. and L.M. Page, 2008. A new species of Synodontis (Siluriformes: Mochokidae) from tributaries of the Kasai River in Northern Angola. Copeia 2008(2):294-300. (Ref. 75786)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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