polli Lambert, 1958
contributors to this species:
Jensen's Photographic Library (2)
||This is one of three poorly
documented pygmy Synodontis, the other two being M. lamberti
and M. batesii.
The members of this genus are sometimes confused with another small
member of the Mochokidae family, namely Mochokielia
paynei, but paynei has a forked tail
whereas members of Microsynodontis possess a rounded caudal
and do not have branched maxillary barbels like M.paynei. There
are at the moment (2011) 11 species in this genera. Aquarium
Care: No problem in a community tank as long as the water
parameters are adhered to and it is not housed with boisterous species
such as large Cichlids. Diet: Will take most prepared
aquarium foods such as frozen bloodworm, whiteworm, tablet food
and sunken flake.
Synodontis, Pretty Woman Pygmy Synodontis
Gbin River, upper Niger
in Guinea.. Type locality: Rivière Gbin,
Guinée Forestière, Guinée Française.
no. 40. Oct. 1999.