(1 Stamp) Poll, M. 1967 Contribution à
la faune ichthyologique de l'Angola (1) SAIAB
The common and specific names
points to the body markings of this small species,
large spots. Description: It possess
a small adipose fin a thickset body and a short snout.
The caudal fin is not deep and the humeral process
is obtusely pointed. Colouration:
Yellowish with characteristic large dark brown or
black spots. The underside has smaller spots or is
plain. The maxillary barbels have a dark basal membrane
and a papilose leading edge. Remarks:
Jubb 1967, first intimated that S. woosnami Boulenger,
1911 which was thought to be a species in its own
right from the upper Zambezi and Okavango systems
should be made a synonym of S. macrostigma.
Synodontis schall, Synodontis
Cunene, Okavango, upper Zambezi and Kafue systems.
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Africa. A handbook for identification and maintenance.
Aqualog Verlag A.C.S. GmbH, Germany. 604 p. Synodontis macrostigma Boulenger,
1911 collected in Angola by South African Institute
for Aquatic Biodiversity.