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Synodontis sp. (SC001)

Image contributors to this species:

Allan James (4) Roy Lindfield (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory

Relevant Information:

Could very well be a "hybrid" from either Russia or the Czech Rep. The first species may be slightly different from the others due to the extended lobes of the caudal fin, but this may be due to age. The eyes also on this species have the copper colour that sometimes point to a "hybrid". The other two species (in the last three thumbnails) where sold as S. pardalis which apparently they are not. The points to look out for in a "hybrid" are the unevenness of the spots on the body where some are more misshapen, the hump on the head just posterior of the dorsal fin is another factor. The two species concerned with the hormonal treatment may very well be ocelifer/eupterus although nigrita is another species worth noting. Until more information is known we will treat this as a "hybrid". Further info: The last thumbnail image has the same markings and body shape but has a green cast to the body. Remarks: We have decided to label each alleged 'hybrid' or unknown Synodontis species with SC numbers (ScotCat numbers) to identify each species exclusive to the ScotCat website.

Common Name:









20cm ? (8ins)


23-26°C (73 -79°F)


6.5 -7.2.



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