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Synodontis carineae  Vreven & Ibala Zamba, 2011

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

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Africa: only known from the Kouilou-Niari basin in the Republic of Congo (Ref. 86529).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86529)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Diagnosed from all congeners in Lower Guinea by the following unique combination of characters: entire anterior edge of dorsal spine not serrated; posterior margin of operculum without opercular spine; 18-24 mandibular teeth; maxillary barbels bordered by a broad membrane; and a unique colour pattern characterized by numerous dark brown, irregularly shaped spots on a light brownish background colour with, in live specimens, a vivid yellowish overall sheen (Ref. 86529).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Vreven, E. and A. Ibala Zamba, 2011. Synodontis carineae, a new species of mochokid catfish from the Kouilou-Niari River basin, Africa (Siluriformes: Mochokidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 21(4):359-367. (Ref. 86529)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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