This could be a hybrid species.
These catfish have been finding their way into the
trade through Russia (Moscow) and it has
been stated that they have been imported from the
Congo area in Africa since 1997. This could
be a misdemeanor and that they are possibly being
bred through hormone injections. The marbled/striped
pattern changes as they mature. Could very well be
an adult version of SC002.
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.
Synodontis sp. "zebrinus", Cat
Chat, The Journal of the Catfish Study Group (UK)
Vol.4 Issue no.3 p3-6.