Synodontis angelicus Schilthuis, 1891
Angel squeaker
Synodontis angelicus
photo by Jinkings, K.

Family:  Mochokidae (Squeakers or upside-down catfishes), subfamily: Mochokinae
Max. size:  55 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 6 - 8; dH range: 5 - 19
Distribution:  Africa: Congo River basin (Ref. 78218, 82238) except the Zambian Congo (Ref. 78218) and the central forest, but including Pool Malebo (=Stanley Pool) and the drainages of the Kasai and Ubangi (Ref. 82238).
Biology:  Often sold as 'angel cats' (Ref. 4537). Oviparous (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 February 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 20.04.94
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 09.12.12
Checked by: Boden, Gert - 19.03.08

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