De Weirdt, Vreven & Fermon, 2008
contributors to this species:
Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total):
7. Distinguished from other species in this genus
in having the following set of characters: 1-4 weakly
developed serrations, distally located on the anterior
part of the dorsal spine (vs. entirely well serrated);
mandibular teeth 12-19 (vs. at least 23); membrane
broad; i.e., proximally at least as brad as barbel
thread, on the proximal 2/3 of the maxillary barbel
(vs. none or very weakly developed). Habitat:
Specimens have been caught in the Dola River (Gabon)
at depth of 0.80 m above a sand/gravel substrate;
water here was opaque, alkaline (pH 8.41) with high
conductivity and with temperature of 24.0°C. Colouration:
Striking colour pattern, black background with whitish
irregularly shaped lines and dots.
River basin and upper Nyanga River basin in Gabon
and Republic of Congo.
de Weirdt, D.D., E.
Vreven and Y. Fermon,
2008. Synodontis ngouniensis, new species (Siluriformes:
Mochokidae) from the Ngounié and Nyanga basins,
Gabon and Republic of Congo. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat.
19(2):121-128. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2018. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 02/2018 ).