This species has very large eyes (macrops-meaning
large).It has a short snout and
the humeral process is triangular and pointed. Similar
looking to S. kharthoumensis from the junction
of the Blue and White Nile in Khartoum and also S.
the Nile system. Aquarium Care: Reported
to be one of the aggresive forms of Synodontis
along with S. schall and S.
acanthomias and would need
to be housed with same sized fish or larger. Diet:
Will take most prepared aquarium foods such as frozen
bloodworm, whiteworm, shrimp, prawns, tablet food
and pellets. A wide and varied diet, along with good
water paramaters, is the key to keeping Synodontis
in good health and a long life.
Remarks: Noted in the Red List of
Threatened Species as vunerable due to it being known
only from a tributary of a single river in the Teso
District in the Upper Nile system.
Large-eyed synodontis, Apple
Aswa River basin; Nile River system, Uganda. Type
locality: Tributary stream of the Aswa River,
Teso district, Uganda.
2006. Synodontis macrops. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red
List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. 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