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Synodontis omias Günther, 1864
 

Image contributors to this species:

Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (1) Poll 1971 (Line Drawing 1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory
 

Relevant Information:

There has been confusion centered around this species as there has not been a life-like identification process carried out since Boulenger in 1911 which the original description by Gunther was matched to a species from Jebba in the upper Niger, West Africa. This very well could be the same species as S. budgetti from the upper Niger. The difference between the two species is that S. omias has a membrane to the maxillary barbels which S. budgetti lacks but this could be sexual dimorphism.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Mochokidae blycipitidae

Distribution:

Africa: Niger basin. Type Locality: Jebba, Upper Niger, West Africa.

Size:

36cm. (14½ins)

Temp:

23-26°C (73-79°F)

p.H.

6.5-7.5.

Reference:

Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.
Seegers, L. 2008 The catfishes of Africa. A handbook for identification and maintenance. Aqualog Verlag A.C.S. GmbH, Germany. 604 p.
Poll, M.,1971 Révision des Synodontis africains (famille Mochocidae). Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Centr., Sci. Zool., 191:1-497.

 

 

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