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Synodontis ansorgii Boulenger, 1911

Image contributors to this species:

Birger Kamprath (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = Species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory
 

Relevant Information:

This is a an attractive species when young but will gradually turn to a brown body colouration with dark spots when going into adulthood.. The dorsal fin and pattern when young is reminiscent of S. eupterus. Aquarium Care. Although this is a fairly large species when adult, no problems were reported on its behaviour in the aquarium.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Mochokidae blycipitidae

Distribution:

Africa: Geba River basin, Guinnea-Bissau; and Taja River basin, Sierra Leone. Type locality: Geba and Culufi Rivers, Portuguese Guinea [restricted to Geba River, by lectotype designation]

Size:

22.5cm. S.L. (8¾ins)

Temp:

23-26°C (73-78°F)

p.H.

6.5-7.5.

Reference:

Seegers, L. 2008 The catfishes of Africa. A handbook for identification and maintenance. Aqualog Verlag A.C.S. GmbH, Germany. 604 p.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.

 

 

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