This could very well 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. This is the species
that has been given the common name of Synodontis
sp.'zebrinus' and is usually given the name of
the show bench at open shows. 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.
SC006, Zebrinus Syno
Synodontis sp. "zebrinus", Cat Chat, The
Journal of the Catfish Study Group (UK) Vol.4 Issue
no.3 p3-6. Seegers, L. 2008 The catfishes of
Africa. A handbook for identification and maintenance.
Aqualog Verlag A.C.S. GmbH, Germany. 604 p.