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Family: Mochokidae Squeakers or upside-down catfishes



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Africa
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Acanthocleithron chapini Nichols & Griscom, 1917

Photo by RMCA
 
Acanthocleithron chapini
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Atopochilus chabanaudi
[]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

Africa
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL
Atopochilus christyi Boulenger, 1920

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Atopochilus christyi
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL

 
Atopochilus macrocephalus
[]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

Africa
Max. Length 14.1 cm TL
Atopochilus mandevillei Poll, 1959

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Atopochilus mandevillei
[]

Photo by Musschoot, T.

Africa
Max. Length 8.5 cm TL
Atopochilus pachychilus Pellegrin, 1924

Photo by Musschoot, T.
 
Atopochilus pachychilus
[]

Photo by Musschoot, T.

Africa
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Atopochilus savorgnani Sauvage, 1879

Photo by Musschoot, T.
 
Atopochilus savorgnani
[]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 12.6 cm TL
Atopochilus vogti Pellegrin, 1922

Photo by FAO
 
Atopochilus vogti
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 10.0 cm SL

 
Atopodontus adriaensi
[]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

Africa
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL
Chiloglanis angolensis Poll, 1967

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Chiloglanis angolensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis anoterus
[Pennant-tailed suckermouth]

Photo by de Vos, L.

Africa
Max. Length 76 cm SL
Chiloglanis asymetricaudalis De Vos, 1993

Photo by de Vos, L.
 
Chiloglanis asymetricaudalis
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 4.7 cm TL
Chiloglanis batesii Boulenger, 1904

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Chiloglanis batesii
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 3.8 cm TL

 
Chiloglanis benuensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis bifurcus
[Incomati suckermouth]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 6.1 cm TL
Chiloglanis brevibarbis Boulenger, 1902

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Chiloglanis brevibarbis
[Short barbelled suckermouth]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL

 
Chiloglanis cameronensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 6.1 cm TL

 
Chiloglanis carnosus
[]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

Africa
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Chiloglanis congicus Boulenger, 1920

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Chiloglanis congicus
[]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Chiloglanis deckenii Peters, 1868

Photo by FAO
 
Chiloglanis deckenii
[Pangani suckermouth]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis disneyi
[]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

Africa
Max. Length 5.2 cm TL
Chiloglanis elisabethianus Boulenger, 1915

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Chiloglanis elisabethianus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis emarginatus
[Phongolo suckermouth]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 6.4 cm TL

 
Chiloglanis fasciatus
[Okavango suckermouth]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis harbinger
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis igamba
[]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

Africa
Max. Length 4.4 cm TL
Chiloglanis kalambo Seegers, 1996

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Chiloglanis kalambo
[Kalambo suckermouth]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis kazumbei
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis lamottei
[]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

Africa
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Chiloglanis lufirae Poll, 1976

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Chiloglanis lufirae
[]

Photo by de Vos, L.

Africa
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Chiloglanis lukugae Poll, 1944

Photo by de Vos, L.
 
Chiloglanis lukugae
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 9.8 cm TL

 
Chiloglanis macropterus
[]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

Africa
Max. Length 5.6 cm TL
Chiloglanis marlieri Poll, 1952

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Chiloglanis marlieri
[]

Photo by Seegers, L.

Africa
Max. Length 5.7 cm TL
Chiloglanis mbozi Seegers, 1996

Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Chiloglanis mbozi
[Mbozi suckermouth]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 4.9 cm TL

 
Chiloglanis micropogon
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis microps
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 4 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis modjensis
[]

Photo by Gratwicke, B.

Africa
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Chiloglanis neumanni Boulenger, 1911

Photo by Gratwicke, B.
 
Chiloglanis neumanni
[Neumann's suckermouth]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis niger
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis niloticus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis normani
[]

Photo by Palmer, R.

Africa
Max. Length 6.2 cm TL
Chiloglanis occidentalis Pellegrin, 1933

Photo by Palmer, R.
 
Chiloglanis occidentalis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis orthodontus
[]

Photo by Palmer, R.

Africa
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Chiloglanis paratus Crass, 1960

Photo by Palmer, R.
 
Chiloglanis paratus
[Sawfin suckermouth]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Chiloglanis pojeri Poll, 1944

Photo by FAO
 
Chiloglanis pojeri
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 5.2 cm TL

 
Chiloglanis polyodon
[]

Photo by Ng, H.H.

Africa
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Chiloglanis polypogon Roberts, 1989

Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Chiloglanis polypogon
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis pretoriae
[Shortspine suckermouth]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 4.9 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis productus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis reticulatus
[]

Photo by Seegers, L.

Africa
Max. Length 4.8 cm TL
Chiloglanis rukwaensis Seegers, 1996

Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Chiloglanis rukwaensis
[Lake Rukwa suckermouth]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis ruziziensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 4.3 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis sanagaensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis sardinhai
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Chiloglanis somereni Whitehead, 1958

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Chiloglanis somereni
[Someren's suckermouth]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 7 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis swierstrai
[Lowveld suckermouth]

Photo by Seegers, L.

Africa
Max. Length 5.2 cm TL
Chiloglanis trilobatus Seegers, 1996

Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Chiloglanis trilobatus
[Three-lobed suckermouth]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 2.7 cm TL

 
Chiloglanis voltae
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 18.5 cm TL
Euchilichthys astatodon (Pellegrin, 1928)

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Euchilichthys astatodon
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 9.7 cm TL

 
Euchilichthys boulengeri
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 11.2 cm TL

 
Euchilichthys dybowskii
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Euchilichthys guentheri (Schilthuis, 1891)

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Euchilichthys guentheri
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Euchilichthys royauxi Boulenger, 1902

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Euchilichthys royauxi
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 2.7 cm SL

 
Microsynodontis armatus
[]

Photo by Schraml, E.

Africa
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Microsynodontis batesii Boulenger, 1903

Photo by Schraml, E.
 
Microsynodontis batesii
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa

Microsynodontis christyi Boulenger, 1920

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Microsynodontis christyi
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 3.4 cm SL

 
Microsynodontis emarginata
[]

Photo by Ng, H.H.

Africa
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL
Microsynodontis hirsuta Ng, 2004

Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Microsynodontis hirsuta
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 3.1 cm SL

 
Microsynodontis laevigata
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Microsynodontis lamberti
[]

Photo by Ng, H.H.

Africa
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL
Microsynodontis nannoculus Ng, 2004

Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Microsynodontis nannoculus
[]

Photo by Ng, H.H.

Africa
Max. Length 3.7 cm SL
Microsynodontis nasutus Ng, 2004

Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Microsynodontis nasutus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL

 
Microsynodontis notata
[]

Photo by Ng, H.H.

Africa
Max. Length 4.1 cm TL
Microsynodontis polli Lambert, 1958

Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Microsynodontis polli
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

 
Microsynodontis vigilis
[]

Photo by James, A.

Africa
Max. Length 3.6 cm SL
Mochokiella paynei Howes, 1980

Photo by James, A.
 
Mochokiella paynei
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 3.1 cm TL

 
Mochokus brevis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 6.5 cm TL

 
Mochokus niloticus
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 59 cm TL
Synodontis acanthomias Boulenger, 1899

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis acanthomias
[]

Photo by Friel, J.P.

Africa
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL
Synodontis acanthoperca Friel & Vigliotta, 2006

Photo by Friel, J.P.
 
Synodontis acanthoperca
[]

Photo by Seegers, L.

Africa
Max. Length 17.7 cm SL
Synodontis afrofischeri Hilgendorf, 1888

Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Synodontis afrofischeri
[Fischer's Victoria squeaker]

Photo by James, A.

Africa
Max. Length 20.3 cm TL
Synodontis alberti Schilthuis, 1891

Photo by James, A.
 
Synodontis alberti
[Bigeye squeaker]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 17.2 cm SL

 
Synodontis albolineatus
[]

Photo by Jinkings, K.

Africa
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Synodontis angelicus Schilthuis, 1891

Photo by Jinkings, K.
 
Synodontis angelicus
[Angel squeaker]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 32.3 cm TL

 
Synodontis annectens
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 27.6 cm TL

 
Synodontis ansorgii
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 13.6 cm TL

 
Synodontis arnoulti
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 11.5 cm TL
Synodontis aterrimus Poll & Roberts, 1968

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis aterrimus
[]

Photo by Mody, K.

Africa
Max. Length 20.1 cm SL
Synodontis bastiani Daget, 1948

Photo by Mody, K.
 
Synodontis bastiani
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Synodontis batensoda Rüppell, 1832

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis batensoda
[Upsidedown catfish]

Photo by JJPhoto

Africa
Max. Length 12.6 cm TL
Synodontis batesii Boulenger, 1907

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Synodontis batesii
[]

Photo by McKenzie, M.

Africa
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Synodontis brichardi Poll, 1959

Photo by McKenzie, M.
 
Synodontis brichardi
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Synodontis budgetti Boulenger, 1911

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis budgetti
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Synodontis camelopardalis Poll, 1971

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis camelopardalis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 14.7 cm SL

 
Synodontis carineae
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 20.4 cm TL
Synodontis caudalis Boulenger, 1899

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis caudalis
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 22.5 cm TL
Synodontis caudovittatus Boulenger, 1901

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis caudovittatus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 13.5 cm TL

 
Synodontis centralis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 36 cm SL

 
Synodontis clarias
[Mandi]

Photo by Mody, K.

Africa
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Synodontis comoensis Daget & Lévêque, 1981

Photo by Mody, K.
 
Synodontis comoensis
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 20.2 cm TL
Synodontis congicus Poll, 1971

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis congicus
[]

Photo by James, A.

Africa
Max. Length 9.7 cm TL
Synodontis contractus Vinciguerra, 1928

Photo by James, A.
 
Synodontis contractus
[Bugeye squeaker]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Synodontis courteti Pellegrin, 1906

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis courteti
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 26.8 cm TL

 
Synodontis cuangoanus
[]

Photo by Reclos, G.J.

Africa
Max. Length 31.8 cm TL
Synodontis decorus Boulenger, 1899

Photo by Reclos, G.J.
 
Synodontis decorus
[Clown squeaker]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 17.6 cm SL

 
Synodontis dekimpei
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 24 cm TL

 
Synodontis depauwi
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Africa
Max. Length 32.5 cm SL
Synodontis dhonti Boulenger, 1917

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Synodontis dhonti
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 13.7 cm TL

 
Synodontis dorsomaculatus
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Africa
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Synodontis eupterus Boulenger, 1901

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Synodontis eupterus
[Featherfin squeaker]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 26 cm SL

 
Synodontis filamentosus
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 19.5 cm TL
Synodontis flavitaeniatus Boulenger, 1919

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis flavitaeniatus
[Orangestriped squeaker]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 34.2 cm TL

 
Synodontis frontosus
[]

Photo by Seegers, L.

Africa
Max. Length 19.2 cm TL
Synodontis fuelleborni Hilgendorf & Pappenheim, 1903

Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Synodontis fuelleborni
[Fuelleborn's squeaker]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 30.7 cm TL

 
Synodontis geledensis
[Geledi squeaker]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Synodontis gobroni Daget, 1954

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis gobroni
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Africa
Max. Length 11.1 cm SL
Synodontis grandiops Wright & Page, 2006

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Synodontis grandiops
[]

Photo by Moeremans, L.

Africa
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Synodontis granulosus Boulenger, 1900

Photo by Moeremans, L.
 
Synodontis granulosus
[]

Photo by James, A.

Africa
Max. Length 26.6 cm TL
Synodontis greshoffi Schilthuis, 1891

Photo by James, A.
 
Synodontis greshoffi
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 58.5 cm SL

 
Synodontis guttatus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 30.2 cm TL

 
Synodontis haugi
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 13.6 cm SL

 
Synodontis ilebrevis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 15.7 cm SL

 
Synodontis irsacae
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 20.5 cm TL

 
Synodontis iturii
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Synodontis katangae Poll, 1971

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis katangae
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 21 cm TL

 
Synodontis khartoumensis
[]

Photo by James, A.

Africa
Max. Length 14.8 cm TL
Synodontis koensis Pellegrin, 1933

Photo by James, A.
 
Synodontis koensis
[]

Photo by Musschoot, T.

Africa
Max. Length 21.2 cm SL
Synodontis kogonensis Musschoot & Lalèyè, 2008

Photo by Musschoot, T.
 
Synodontis kogonensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 14.8 cm TL

 
Synodontis laessoei
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 19.6 cm SL

 
Synodontis leopardinus
[Leopard squeaker]

Photo by JJPhoto

Africa
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Synodontis leopardus Pfeffer, 1896

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Synodontis leopardus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 17.7 cm SL

 
Synodontis levequei
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Africa
Max. Length 66 cm TL
Synodontis longirostris Boulenger, 1902

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Synodontis longirostris
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 13.5 cm TL

 
Synodontis longispinis
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Africa
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL
Synodontis lucipinnis Wright & Page, 2006

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Synodontis lucipinnis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 20.5 cm TL

 
Synodontis lufirae
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 14.6 cm SL

 
Synodontis macrophthalmus
[]

Photo by Musschoot, T.

Africa
Max. Length 17.3 cm TL
Synodontis macrops Greenwood, 1963

Photo by Musschoot, T.
 
Synodontis macrops
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 22.9 cm SL

 
Synodontis macropunctatus
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 17.1 cm TL
Synodontis macrostigma Boulenger, 1911

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Synodontis macrostigma
[Largespot squeaker]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 9.2 cm SL

 
Synodontis macrostoma
[Largemouth squeaker]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 21.6 cm SL

 
Synodontis manni
[Feather-barbelled squeaker]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 4 cm SL

 
Synodontis marmoratus
[]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Synodontis matthesi Poll, 1971

Photo by FAO
 
Synodontis matthesi
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 14.4 cm SL

 
Synodontis melanopterus
[]

Photo by Musschoot, T.

Africa
Max. Length 23.7 cm SL
Synodontis melanostictus Boulenger, 1906

Photo by Musschoot, T.
 
Synodontis melanostictus
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Synodontis membranaceus (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1809)

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis membranaceus
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL
Synodontis multimaculatus Boulenger, 1902

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis multimaculatus
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 27.5 cm TL
Synodontis multipunctatus Boulenger, 1898

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis multipunctatus
[]

Photo by Gratwicke, B.

Africa
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Synodontis nebulosus Peters, 1852

Photo by Gratwicke, B.
 
Synodontis nebulosus
[Cloudy squeaker]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 19.0 cm TL

 
Synodontis ngouniensis
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Africa
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Synodontis nigrita Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Synodontis nigrita
[]

Photo by Marshall, P.

Africa
Max. Length 9.6 cm TL
Synodontis nigriventris David, 1936

Photo by Marshall, P.
 
Synodontis nigriventris
[Blotched upsidedown catfish]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 38.5 cm TL
Synodontis nigromaculatus Boulenger, 1905

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Synodontis nigromaculatus
[Blackspotted squeaker]

Photo by Bukkems, J.

Africa
Max. Length 19.2 cm TL
Synodontis njassae Keilhack, 1908

Photo by Bukkems, J.
 
Synodontis njassae
[Malawi squeaker]

Photo by Germeau, G./ Doumont, Y.

Africa
Max. Length 26.5 cm TL
Synodontis notatus Vaillant, 1893

Photo by Germeau, G./ Doumont, Y.
 
Synodontis notatus
[Onespot squeaker]

Photo by RMCA

Africa
Max. Length 20.5 cm TL
Synodontis nummifer Boulenger, 1899

Photo by RMCA
 
Synodontis nummifer
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 37.5 cm TL
Synodontis obesus Boulenger, 1898

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis obesus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 49 cm TL

 
Synodontis ocellifer
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Africa
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Synodontis omias Günther, 1864

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Synodontis omias
[]

Photo by Seegers, L.

Africa
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL
Synodontis orientalis Seegers, 2008

Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Synodontis orientalis
[]

Photo by Bornstein, A.

Africa
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Synodontis ornatipinnis Boulenger, 1899

Photo by Bornstein, A.
 
Synodontis ornatipinnis
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 21.1 cm TL
Synodontis ornatissimus Gosse, 1982

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis ornatissimus
[]

Photo by Musschoot, T.

Africa
Max. Length 15.7 cm SL
Synodontis ouemeensis Musschoot & Lalèyè, 2008

Photo by Musschoot, T.
 
Synodontis ouemeensis
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 23.5 cm TL
Synodontis pardalis Boulenger, 1908

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis pardalis
[]

Photo by Germeau, G./ Doumont, Y.

Africa
Max. Length 10.2 cm TL
Synodontis petricola Matthes, 1959

Photo by Germeau, G./ Doumont, Y.
 
Synodontis petricola
[Cuckoo Catfish]

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Africa
Max. Length 32.5 cm TL
Synodontis pleurops Boulenger, 1897

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Synodontis pleurops
[Congo squeaker]

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Africa
Max. Length 14.8 cm TL
Synodontis polli Gosse, 1982

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Synodontis polli
[]
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Africa
Max. Length 31.4 cm TL

 
Synodontis polyodon
[]
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Africa
Max. Length 24.5 cm TL

 
Synodontis polystigma
[]

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Africa
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Synodontis pulcher Poll, 1971

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Synodontis pulcher
[]

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Africa
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Synodontis punctifer Daget, 1965

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Synodontis punctifer
[]

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Africa
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Synodontis punctulatus Günther, 1889

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Synodontis punctulatus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Synodontis punu
[]

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Africa
Max. Length 26.2 cm TL
Synodontis rebeli Holly, 1926

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Synodontis rebeli
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 26 cm SL

 
Synodontis resupinatus
[]

Photo by Musschoot, T.

Africa
Max. Length 7.8 cm TL
Synodontis ricardoae Seegers, 1996

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Synodontis ricardoae
[Ricardo's squeaker]

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Africa
Max. Length 13.8 cm TL
Synodontis robbianus Smith, 1875

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Synodontis robbianus
[]

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Africa
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Synodontis robertsi Poll, 1974

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Synodontis robertsi
[]

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Africa
Max. Length 12.8 cm TL
Synodontis ruandae Matthes, 1959

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Synodontis ruandae
[]

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Africa
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Synodontis rufigiensis Bailey, 1968

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Synodontis rufigiensis
[]

Photo by Seegers, L.

Africa
Max. Length 29 cm TL
Synodontis rukwaensis Hilgendorf & Pappenheim, 1903

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Synodontis rukwaensis
[Lake Rukwa squeaker]

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Africa
Max. Length 49 cm TL
Synodontis schall (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

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Synodontis schall
[Wahrindi]

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Africa
Max. Length 17.1 cm TL
Synodontis schoutedeni David, 1936

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Synodontis schoutedeni
[]

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Africa
Max. Length 12.4 cm TL
Synodontis serpentis Whitehead, 1962

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Synodontis serpentis
[Tana squeaker]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 39.5 cm TL

 
Synodontis serratus
[]

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Africa
Max. Length 22.2 cm TL
Synodontis smiti Boulenger, 1902

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Synodontis smiti
[]

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Africa
Max. Length 15.5 cm TL
Synodontis soloni Boulenger, 1899

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Synodontis soloni
[]

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Africa
Max. Length 36 cm SL
Synodontis sorex Günther, 1864

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Synodontis sorex
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 20.3 cm TL

 
Synodontis steindachneri
[]

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Africa
Max. Length 56 cm TL
Synodontis tanganyicae Borodin, 1936

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Synodontis tanganyicae
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 18.6 cm TL

 
Synodontis tessmanni
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 17.5 cm SL

 
Synodontis thamalakanensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 22.9 cm SL

 
Synodontis thysi
[]

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Africa
Max. Length 10.5 cm TL
Synodontis tourei Daget, 1962

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Synodontis tourei
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 24.1 cm TL

 
Synodontis unicolor
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 58 cm TL

 
Synodontis vaillanti
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 16.0 cm SL

 
Synodontis vanderwaali
[]

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Africa
Max. Length 23.8 cm TL
Synodontis velifer Norman, 1935

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Synodontis velifer
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 50 cm SL

 
Synodontis vermiculatus
[]

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Africa
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Synodontis victoriae Boulenger, 1906

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Synodontis victoriae
[Lake Victoria squeaker]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 30 cm SL

 
Synodontis violaceus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 14.7 cm TL

 
Synodontis voltae
[]

Photo by James, A.

Africa
Max. Length 18.5 cm TL
Synodontis waterloti Daget, 1962

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Synodontis waterloti
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Synodontis woleuensis
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 20.5 cm SL
Synodontis woosnami Boulenger, 1911

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Synodontis woosnami
[Upper Zambezi squeaker]

Photo by Günther, A.C.L.G.

Africa
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Synodontis xiphias Günther, 1864

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Synodontis xiphias
[]

Photo by Seegers, L.

Africa
Max. Length 43 cm SL
Synodontis zambezensis Peters, 1852

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Synodontis zambezensis
[Plain squeaker]

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Africa
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Synodontis zanzibaricus Peters, 1868

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Synodontis zanzibaricus
[Eastcoast squeaker]
209 Species of Family Mochokidae
(Squeakers or upside-down catfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1917 Acanthocleithron chapini Africa 5.5 SL
1938 Atopochilus chabanaudi Africa 6 SL
1920 Atopochilus christyi Africa 9.5 SL
1906 Atopochilus macrocephalus Africa 7.5 SL
1959 Atopochilus mandevillei Africa 14.1 TL
1924 Atopochilus pachychilus Africa 8.5 TL
1879 Atopochilus savorgnani Africa 9 SL
1922 Atopochilus vogti Africa 12.6 TL
2008 Atopodontus adriaensi Africa 10.0 SL
1967 Chiloglanis angolensis Africa 5.6 SL
1960 Chiloglanis anoterus Pennant-tailed suckermouth Africa 9 SL
1993 Chiloglanis asymetricaudalis Africa 76 SL
1904 Chiloglanis batesii Africa 4.7 TL
1963 Chiloglanis benuensis Africa 3.8 TL
1969 Chiloglanis bifurcus Incomati suckermouth Africa 6.8 SL
1902 Chiloglanis brevibarbis Short barbelled suckermouth Africa 6.1 TL
1904 Chiloglanis cameronensis Africa 5.5 TL
1976 Chiloglanis carnosus Africa 6.1 TL
1920 Chiloglanis congicus Africa 7.5 TL
1868 Chiloglanis deckenii Pangani suckermouth Africa 7 SL
1974 Chiloglanis disneyi Africa 3.5 SL
1915 Chiloglanis elisabethianus Africa 5.2 TL
1969 Chiloglanis emarginatus Phongolo suckermouth Africa 6.5 SL
1936 Chiloglanis fasciatus Okavango suckermouth Africa 6.4 TL
1989 Chiloglanis harbinger Africa 4.4 SL
2011 Chiloglanis igamba Africa 6.5 SL
1996 Chiloglanis kalambo Kalambo suckermouth Africa 4.4 TL
2011 Chiloglanis kazumbei Africa 5.4 SL
1948 Chiloglanis lamottei Africa 5 SL
1976 Chiloglanis lufirae Africa 10 SL
1944 Chiloglanis lukugae Africa 9 SL
1975 Chiloglanis macropterus Africa 9.8 TL
1952 Chiloglanis marlieri Africa 5.6 TL
1996 Chiloglanis mbozi Mbozi suckermouth Africa 5.7 TL
1952 Chiloglanis micropogon Africa 4.9 TL
1965 Chiloglanis microps Africa 5.6 SL
1904 Chiloglanis modjensis Africa 4 SL
1911 Chiloglanis neumanni Neumann's suckermouth Africa 6.5 SL
1989 Chiloglanis niger Africa 3.5 SL
1900 Chiloglanis niloticus Africa 4.5 SL
1933 Chiloglanis normani Africa 4.6 SL
1933 Chiloglanis occidentalis Africa 6.2 TL
2011 Chiloglanis orthodontus Africa 2.9 SL
1960 Chiloglanis paratus Sawfin suckermouth Africa 8.5 SL
1944 Chiloglanis pojeri Africa 7 TL
1932 Chiloglanis polyodon Africa 5.2 TL
1989 Chiloglanis polypogon Africa 5.5 SL
1931 Chiloglanis pretoriae Shortspine suckermouth Africa 6.5 SL
2006 Chiloglanis productus Africa 4.9 SL
1989 Chiloglanis reticulatus Africa 4.2 SL
1996 Chiloglanis rukwaensis Lake Rukwa suckermouth Africa 4.8 TL
1993 Chiloglanis ruziziensis Africa 6.3 SL
1989 Chiloglanis sanagaensis Africa 4.3 SL
1961 Chiloglanis sardinhai Africa 3.9 SL
1958 Chiloglanis somereni Someren's suckermouth Africa 10 SL
1931 Chiloglanis swierstrai Lowveld suckermouth Africa 7 SL
1996 Chiloglanis trilobatus Three-lobed suckermouth Africa 5.2 TL
1963 Chiloglanis voltae Africa 2.7 TL
1928 Euchilichthys astatodon Africa 18.5 TL
1934 Euchilichthys boulengeri Africa 9.7 TL
1892 Euchilichthys dybowskii Africa 11.2 TL
1891 Euchilichthys guentheri Africa 19 TL
1902 Euchilichthys royauxi Africa 22 TL
2004 Microsynodontis armatus Africa 2.7 SL
1903 Microsynodontis batesii Africa 10 SL
1920 Microsynodontis christyi Africa
2004 Microsynodontis emarginata Africa 3.4 SL
2004 Microsynodontis hirsuta Africa 6.8 SL
2004 Microsynodontis laevigata Africa 3.1 SL
1963 Microsynodontis lamberti Africa 3.5 SL
2004 Microsynodontis nannoculus Africa 3.9 SL
2004 Microsynodontis nasutus Africa 3.7 SL
2004 Microsynodontis notata Africa 5.4 SL
1958 Microsynodontis polli Africa 4.1 TL
2004 Microsynodontis vigilis Africa 6.2 SL
1980 Mochokiella paynei Africa 3.6 SL
1906 Mochokus brevis Africa 3.1 TL
1835 Mochokus niloticus Africa 6.5 TL
1899 Synodontis acanthomias Africa 59 TL
2006 Synodontis acanthoperca Africa 4.6 SL
1888 Synodontis afrofischeri Fischer's Victoria squeaker Africa 17.7 SL
1891 Synodontis alberti Bigeye squeaker Africa 20.3 TL
1924 Synodontis albolineatus Africa 17.2 SL
1891 Synodontis angelicus Angel squeaker Africa 55 TL
1911 Synodontis annectens Africa 32.3 TL
1911 Synodontis ansorgii Africa 27.6 TL
1966 Synodontis arnoulti Africa 13.6 TL
1968 Synodontis aterrimus Africa 11.5 TL
1948 Synodontis bastiani Africa 20.1 SL
1832 Synodontis batensoda Upsidedown catfish Africa 50 TL
1907 Synodontis batesii Africa 12.6 TL
1959 Synodontis brichardi Africa 15 TL
1911 Synodontis budgetti Africa 40 SL
1971 Synodontis camelopardalis Africa 18 TL
2011 Synodontis carineae Africa 14.7 SL
1899 Synodontis caudalis Africa 20.4 TL
1901 Synodontis caudovittatus Africa 22.5 TL
1971 Synodontis centralis Africa 13.5 TL
1758 Synodontis clarias Mandi Africa 36 SL
1981 Synodontis comoensis Africa 22 TL
1971 Synodontis congicus Africa 20.2 TL
1928 Synodontis contractus Bugeye squeaker Africa 9.7 TL
1906 Synodontis courteti Africa 50 SL
1971 Synodontis cuangoanus Africa 26.8 TL
1899 Synodontis decorus Clown squeaker Africa 31.8 TL
1987 Synodontis dekimpei Africa 17.6 SL
1899 Synodontis depauwi Africa 24 TL
1917 Synodontis dhonti Africa 32.5 SL
1971 Synodontis dorsomaculatus Africa 13.7 TL
1901 Synodontis eupterus Featherfin squeaker Africa 30 SL
1901 Synodontis filamentosus Africa 26 SL
1919 Synodontis flavitaeniatus Orangestriped squeaker Africa 19.5 TL
1895 Synodontis frontosus Africa 34.2 TL
1903 Synodontis fuelleborni Fuelleborn's squeaker Africa 19.2 TL
1896 Synodontis geledensis Geledi squeaker Africa 30.7 TL
1954 Synodontis gobroni Africa 60 TL
2006 Synodontis grandiops Africa 11.1 SL
1900 Synodontis granulosus Africa 27 TL
1891 Synodontis greshoffi Africa 26.6 TL
1865 Synodontis guttatus Africa 58.5 SL
1906 Synodontis haugi Africa 30.2 TL
2006 Synodontis ilebrevis Africa 13.6 SL
1959 Synodontis irsacae Africa 15.7 SL
1911 Synodontis iturii Africa 20.5 TL
1971 Synodontis katangae Africa 24 TL
1967 Synodontis khartoumensis Africa 21 TL
1933 Synodontis koensis Africa 14.8 TL
2008 Synodontis kogonensis Africa 21.2 SL
1923 Synodontis laessoei Africa 14.8 TL
1914 Synodontis leopardinus Leopard squeaker Africa 19.6 SL
1896 Synodontis leopardus Africa 6 SL
1987 Synodontis levequei Africa 17.7 SL
1902 Synodontis longirostris Africa 66 TL
1930 Synodontis longispinis Africa 13.5 TL
2006 Synodontis lucipinnis Africa 7.9 SL
1971 Synodontis lufirae Africa 20.5 TL
1971 Synodontis macrophthalmus Africa 14.6 SL
1963 Synodontis macrops Africa 17.3 TL
2008 Synodontis macropunctatus Africa 22.9 SL
1911 Synodontis macrostigma Largespot squeaker Africa 17.1 TL
1990 Synodontis macrostoma Largemouth squeaker Africa 9.2 SL
2001 Synodontis manni Feather-barbelled squeaker Africa 21.6 SL
1895 Synodontis marmoratus Africa 4 SL
1971 Synodontis matthesi Africa 30 TL
1903 Synodontis melanopterus Africa 14.4 SL
1906 Synodontis melanostictus Africa 23.7 SL
1809 Synodontis membranaceus Africa 50 SL
1902 Synodontis multimaculatus Africa 6.4 SL
1898 Synodontis multipunctatus Africa 27.5 TL
1852 Synodontis nebulosus Cloudy squeaker Africa 15 SL
2008 Synodontis ngouniensis Africa 19.0 TL
1840 Synodontis nigrita Africa 22 TL
1936 Synodontis nigriventris Blotched upsidedown catfish Africa 9.6 TL
1905 Synodontis nigromaculatus Blackspotted squeaker Africa 38.5 TL
1908 Synodontis njassae Malawi squeaker Africa 19.2 TL
1893 Synodontis notatus Onespot squeaker Africa 26.5 TL
1899 Synodontis nummifer Africa 20.5 TL
1898 Synodontis obesus Africa 37.5 TL
1900 Synodontis ocellifer Africa 49 TL
1864 Synodontis omias Africa 43 TL
2008 Synodontis orientalis Africa 8.8 SL
1899 Synodontis ornatipinnis Africa 40 TL
1982 Synodontis ornatissimus Africa 21.1 TL
2008 Synodontis ouemeensis Africa 15.7 SL
1908 Synodontis pardalis Africa 23.5 TL
1959 Synodontis petricola Cuckoo Catfish Africa 10.2 TL
1897 Synodontis pleurops Congo squeaker Africa 32.5 TL
1982 Synodontis polli Africa 14.8 TL
1895 Synodontis polyodon Africa 31.4 TL
1915 Synodontis polystigma Africa 24.5 TL
1971 Synodontis pulcher Africa 15 TL
1965 Synodontis punctifer Africa 26 TL
1889 Synodontis punctulatus Africa 25 TL
2009 Synodontis punu Africa 5.5 SL
1926 Synodontis rebeli Africa 26.2 TL
1904 Synodontis resupinatus Africa 26 SL
1996 Synodontis ricardoae Ricardo's squeaker Africa 7.8 TL
1875 Synodontis robbianus Africa 13.8 TL
1974 Synodontis robertsi Africa 10 TL
1959 Synodontis ruandae Africa 12.8 TL
1968 Synodontis rufigiensis Africa 23 TL
1903 Synodontis rukwaensis Lake Rukwa squeaker Africa 29 TL
1801 Synodontis schall Wahrindi Africa 49 TL
1936 Synodontis schoutedeni Africa 17.1 TL
1962 Synodontis serpentis Tana squeaker Africa 12.4 TL
1829 Synodontis serratus Africa 39.5 TL
1902 Synodontis smiti Africa 22.2 TL
1899 Synodontis soloni Africa 15.5 TL
1864 Synodontis sorex Africa 36 SL
1913 Synodontis steindachneri Africa 20.3 TL
1936 Synodontis tanganyicae Africa 56 TL
1911 Synodontis tessmanni Africa 18.6 TL
1935 Synodontis thamalakanensis Africa 17.5 SL
1971 Synodontis thysi Africa 22.9 SL
1962 Synodontis tourei Africa 10.5 TL
1915 Synodontis unicolor Africa 24.1 TL
1897 Synodontis vaillanti Africa 58 TL
1990 Synodontis vanderwaali Africa 16.0 SL
1935 Synodontis velifer Africa 23.8 TL
1954 Synodontis vermiculatus Africa 50 SL
1906 Synodontis victoriae Lake Victoria squeaker Africa 35 SL
1919 Synodontis violaceus Africa 30 SL
1975 Synodontis voltae Africa 14.7 TL
1962 Synodontis waterloti Africa 18.5 TL
2008 Synodontis woleuensis Africa 6.5 SL
1911 Synodontis woosnami Upper Zambezi squeaker Africa 20.5 SL
1864 Synodontis xiphias Africa 80 TL
1852 Synodontis zambezensis Plain squeaker Africa 43 SL
1868 Synodontis zanzibaricus Eastcoast squeaker Africa 25 TL



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