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Synodontis nigromaculatus  Boulenger, 1905

Blackspotted squeaker
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Classification / Names Noms communs | Synonymes | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinoptérygiens (poissons à nageoires rayonnées) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Mochokidae (Squeakers or upside-down catfishes)
Etymology: Synodontis: Greek, syn, symphysis = grown together + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).

Environnement / Climat / Gamme Écologie

; eau douce benthopélagique; pH range: 6.0 - 7.5; dH range: ? - 20.   Tropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 2059), preferred ?; 11°S - 21°S

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Africa: in the Congo River basin in the Kasai system, upper Lualaba, Luapula drainage and lakes Mweru and Bangwelo in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia (Ref. 75786, 82238). Also in the upper Zambezi, Okavango (Ref. 7248, 11970, 75786), Cunene, Limpopo (Ref. 3202, 11970, 75786, 82238) and Lake Chiuta (Ref. 75786). Absent from the Lake Tanganyika drainage (Ref. 78218).

Taille / Poids / Âge

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.5 cm TL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 3202); poids max. publié: 315.00 g (Ref. 7248)

Biologie     Glossaire (ex. epibenthic)

Prefers rocks or marginal vegetation of flowing riverine channels to lagoons or backwaters (Ref. 7248). Feeds on a variety of food including detritus, algae and plant material, insects, snails and small fish, and scavenges readily (Ref. 7248). Eggs and larvae of cichlids have been reported in stomach of this species (Ref. 78218). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Breeds during the summer rainy season (Ref. 7248), with a peak coinciding with heavy rains in January to March (Ref. 13337). Juveniles move off the floodplains when water recedes (Ref. 13337). Grows to a large size (Ref. 246).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturité | Reproduction | Frai | Œufs | Fécondité | Larves

Oviparous (Ref. 205). Distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

Référence principale Upload your references | Références | Coordinateur | Collaborateurs

Gosse, J.-P., 1986. Mochokidae. p. 105-152. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels, MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 3202)

Statut dans la liste rouge de l'IUCN (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Menace pour l'homme

  Harmless




Utilisations par l'homme

Pêcheries: pêcheries vivrières; pêche sportive: oui; Aquarium: Commercial
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