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Synodontis nigromaculatus  Boulenger, 1905

Blackspotted squeaker
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Native range | All suitable habitat
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Klassifizierung / Names Namen | Synonyme | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

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

Lebensraum / Klimazone / Range Ökologie

; süßwasser benthopelagisch; 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).

Size / Gewicht / Alter

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.5 cm TL Männchen/unbestimmt; (Ref. 3202); max. veröff. Gewicht: 315.00 g (Ref. 7248)

Biologie     Fachlexikon (Englisch) (z.B. 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 Geschlechtsreife | Fortpflanzung | Ablaichen | Eier | Fecundity | Larven

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

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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)

IUCN Rote Liste Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Bedrohung für Menschen

  Harmless




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Fischereien: kleinfischerei; Sportfisch: ja; Aquarium: Kommerziell
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