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Mochokidae
 
Mochokidae Mochokidae = ( moh COKE id dee )   

Commonly known as "Synodontis cats" or "upside-down cats" these African catfish are recognised by the local population as "squeakers" owing to the noise they make when lifted out of the water.

There are over 150 species in this family and they are noted for their feathered barbels and unique shape which separates them from all other catfish. They make very hardy inmates of an aquarium and the vast majority are peaceful apart from territorial skirmishes.
  
 
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Evert Van Ammelrooy @ Semper Tanganyika
Synodontis grandiops
 
Barry Appleby
Synodontis nigromaculatus
Synodontis tanganyicae
 
Ken Armke @ Armke's Rare Aquarium Fish
Synodontis cf. punctulatus
Synodontis haugi
Synodontis rufigiensis, Synodontis rufigiensis
Synodontis rukwaensis, Synodontis rukwaensis
 
BigFrogFeet
Synodontis nigriventris, Synodontis nigriventris, Synodontis nigriventris, Synodontis nigriventris
 
Hippocampus Bildarchiv
Brachysynodontis batensoda, Brachysynodontis batensoda
Chiloglanis batesii, Chiloglanis batesii,  Chiloglanis batesii
Chiloglanis neumanni
Chiloglanis somereni, Chiloglanis somereni, Chiloglanis somereni, Chiloglanis somereni,
Euchilichthys guentheri
Hemisynodontis membranaceus, Hemisynodontis membranaceus, Hemisynodontis membranaceus
 Microsynodontis batesii, Microsynodontis batesii
Microsynodontis christyi
Mochokiella paynei, Mochokiella paynei
Microsynodontis sp. 'Nigeria'
Synodontis acanthomias, Synodontis acanthomias, Synodontis acanthomias, Synodontis acanthomias, Synodontis acanthomias
Synodontis afrofischeri  
Synodontis alberti, Synodontis alberti, Synodontis alberti
Synodontis angelicus, Synodontis angelicus
Synodontis bastiani, Synodontis bastiani, Synodontis bastiani, Synodontis bastiani
Synodontis batesii
Synodontis brichardi, Synodontis brichardi, Synodontis brichardi, Synodontis brichardi, Synodontis brichardi  
Synodontis budgetti
Synodontis camelopardalis
Synodontis caudalis, Synodontis caudalis, Synodontis caudalis, Synodontis caudalis, Synodontis caudalis
Synodontis caudovittatus 
Synodontis clarias
Synodontis comoensis, Synodontis comoensis
Synodontis congicus
Synodontis contractus, Synodontis contractus
Synodontis courteti, Synodontis courteti, Synodontis courteti
Synodontis decorus, Synodontis decorus, Synodontis decorus
Synodontis dorsomaculatus
Synodontis eupterus, Synodontis eupterus, Synodontis eupterus, Synodontis eupterus
Synodontis filamentosus, Synodontis filamentosus
Synodontis flavitaeniatiatus, Synodontis flavitaeniatiatus
Synodontis gobroni, Synodontis gobroni
Synodontis granulosus, Synodontis granulosus, Synodontis granulosus, Synodontis granulosus
Synodontis greshoffi, Synodontis greshoffi
Synodontis katangae
Synodontis longirostris, Synodontis longirostris, Synodontis longirostris
Synodontis multipunctatus, Synodontis multipunctatus
Synodontis nebulosus, Synodontis nebulosus
Synodontis nigrita, Synodontis nigrita
Synodontis nigriventris, Synodontis nigriventris, Synodontis nigriventris
Synodontis nigromaculatus
Synodontis nummifer, Synodontis nummifer
Synodontis ocellifer, Synodontis ocellifer
Synodontis ornatissima, Synodontis ornatissima
Synodontis petricola, Synodontis petricola
Synodontis pleurops, Synodontis pleurops, Synodontis pleurops
Synodontis pulcher, Synodontis pulcher
Synodontis punctulatus
Synodontis robbianus, Synodontis robbianus
Synodontis robertsi
Synodontis schall, Synodontis schall, Synodontis schall
Synodontis schoutedeni, Synodontis schoutedeni, Synodontis schoutedeni, Synodontis schoutedeni
Synodontis serpentis
Synodontis smiti
Synodontis soloni, Synodontis soloni, Synodontis soloni 
Synodontis sorex, Synodontis sorex, Synodontis sorex
Synodontis tourei
Synodontis velifer
Synodontis victoriae, Synodontis victoriae, Synodontis victoriae, Synodontis victoriae, Synodontis victoriae
 
Brachysynodontis batensoda 
Hemisynodontis membranaceus, Hemisynodontis membranaceus, Hemisynodontis membranaceus
Synodontis acanthomias
Synodontis alberti, Synodontis alberti, Synodontis alberti, Synodontis alberti
Synodontis angelicus, Synodontis angelicus
Synodontis aterrimus
Synodontis brichardi, Synodontis brichardi
Synodontis clarias, Synodontis clarias
Synodontis courteti
Synodontis eupterus, Synodontis eupterus
Synodontis granulosus
Synodontis greshoffi
Synodontis longirostris, Synodontis longirostris
Synodontis multipunctatus, Synodontis multipunctatus
Synodontis njassae
Synodontis notatus, Synodontis notatus, Synodontis notatus, Synodontis notatus, Synodontis notatus
Synodontis ocellifer, Synodontis ocellifer, Synodontis ocellifer, Synodontis ocellifer  
Synodontis ornatipinnis, Synodontis ornatipinnis, Synodontis ornatipinnis
Synodontis petricola, Synodontis petricola, Synodontis petricola, Synodontis petricola
Synodontis sorex, Synodontis sorex, Synodontis sorex, Synodontis sorex, Synodontis sorex
Synodontis sp. (SC002), Synodontis sp. (SC002), Synodontis sp. (SC002), Synodontis sp. (SC002)  

Synodontis sp. (SC003), Synodontis sp. (SC003)  

Synodontis waterloti, Synodontis waterloti, Synodontis waterloti, Synodontis waterloti, Synodontis waterloti, Synodontis waterloti, Synodontis waterloti, Synodontis waterloti, Synodontis waterloti, Synodontis waterloti, Synodontis waterloti, Synodontis waterloti
 
John Bradley
Helen Burns
Graham Burnside
Lindsay Dobree-Carey
Mark Duffill
Microsynodontis polli, Microsynodontis polli, Microsynodontis polli
 
Eccles, D.H. 1992 FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Field guide to the freshwater fishes of Tanzania
Synodontis dhonti, Synodontis dhonti
Synodontis tanganyicae, Synodontis tanganyicae
 
eMJay
Billy Grant
Steven Grant
Julian Haffegee
Andy Isoft
Synodontis ocellifer  
 
Mike Jacobs @ Gunpowder Aquatics
Synodontis pleurops
Synodontis sp. (SC011)
 
Allan James @ ScotCat
Hemisynodontis membranaceus
Microsynodontis sp. 'Nigeria'
Mochokiella paynei, Mochokiella paynei  
Synodontis afrofischeri  
Synodontis alberti
Synodontis angelicus, Synodontis angelicus, Synodontis angelicus, Synodontis angelicus, Synodontis angelicus
Synodontis bastiani, Synodontis bastiani, Synodontis bastiani
Synodontis batesii, Synodontis batesii
Synodontis brichardi
Synodontis cf. caudovittatus, Synodontis cf. caudovittatus, Synodontis cf. caudovittatus
Synodontis cf. multimaculatus
Synodontis clarias, Synodontis clarias
Synodontis congicus, Synodontis congicus
Synodontis contractus
Synodontis decorus, Synodontis decorus, Synodontis decorus
Synodontis eupterus, Synodontis eupterus, Synodontis eupterus
Synodontis grandiops
Synodontis granulosus, Synodontis granulosus 
Synodontis greshoffi, Synodontis greshoffi, Synodontis greshoffi, Synodontis greshoffi
Synodontis koensis, Synodontis koensis, Synodontis koensis, Synodontis koensis, Synodontis koensis 
Synodontis longirostris, Synodontis longirostris
Synodontis lucipinnis
Synodontis nigrita
Synodontis nigromaculatus, Synodontis nigromaculatus, Synodontis nigromaculatus, Synodontis nigromaculatus
Synodontis njassae
Synodontis ocellifer, Synodontis ocellifer, Synodontis ocellifer 
Synodontis pardalis, Synodontis pardalis, Synodontis pardalis, Synodontis pardalis  
Synodontis pleurops, Synodontis pleurops
Synodontis polli, Synodontis polli, Synodontis polli, Synodontis polli, Synodontis polli, Synodontis polli  
Synodontis robbianus
Synodontis robertsi, Synodontis robertsi  
Synodontis schoutedeni, Synodontis schoutedeni
Synodontis soloni, Synodontis soloni
Synodontis sp. (SC001), Synodontis sp. (SC001), Synodontis sp. (SC001), Synodontis sp. (SC001)  
Synodontis sp. (SC005)  
Synodontis sp. (SC006), Synodontis sp. (SC006), Synodontis sp. (SC006)  
Synodontis sp. (SC009), Synodontis sp. (SC009)  
Synodontis sp. (SC010)  
Synodontis sp. (SC012), Synodontis sp. (SC012), Synodontis sp. (SC012)
Synodontis sp. (SC014)
Synodontis waterloti
 
Johnny Jensen's  Photographic Library
Brachysynodontis batensoda, Brachysynodontis batensoda
Hemisynodontis membranaceus, Hemisynodontis membranaceus
Microsynodontis polli, Microsynodontis polli
Microsynodontis sp. 'Nigeria', Microsynodontis sp. 'Nigeria'
Synodontis batesii  
Synodontis congicus, Synodontis congicus
Synodontis eupterus
Synodontis flavitaeniatiatus, Synodontis flavitaeniatiatus, Synodontis flavitaeniatiatus, Synodontis flavitaeniatiatus
Synodontis grandiops
Synodontis granulosus, Synodontis granulosus 
Synodontis irsacae, Synodontis irsacae, Synodontis irsacae  
Synodontis longirostris
Synodontis lucipinnis, Synodontis lucipinnis
Synodontis notatus
Synodontis nummifer 
Synodontis omias
Synodontis ouemeensis, Synodontis ouemeensis
Synodontis polli
Synodontis resupinatus, Synodontis resupinatus
Synodontis rebeli  
Synodontis robbianus
Synodontis rukwaensis, Synodontis rukwaensis, Synodontis rukwaensis
Synodontis schall  
Synodontis sp. (SC008)
Synodontis sp. (SC011), Synodontis sp. (SC011), Synodontis sp. (SC011)
 
 Benoit Jonas @ Destination Tanganyika
Synodontis njassae, Synodontis njassae 
 
Birger Kamprath
Synodontis ansorgii, Synodontis ansorgii
Synodontis macrops, Synodontis macrops, Synodontis macrops
 
Tobias Koch @ maccus.de
Synodontis nigriventris, Synodontis nigriventris, Synodontis nigriventris, Synodontis nigriventris
 
Frants Lehmann (Stamps)
Jim Makin
Bill McNulty
James Meehan
Karsten Mody
Evan Muse
Wayford Pence
Jiri Pistil
Synodontis decorus
 
Poll, M. 1967 Contribution à la faune ichthyologique de l'Angola
Synodontis macrostigma
 
Poll, M. 1971 Révision des Synodontis africains (famille Mochocidae)
Synodontis multimaculatus, Synodontis multimaculatus
Synodontis omias
 
Steve Pritchard
Chris Rife
Microsynodontis batesii, Microsynodontis batesii, Microsynodontis batesii
 
Dave Rinaldo
Hemisynodontis membranaceus 
Synodontis filamentosus 
 
Yves Robyn
Synodontis sp. V11, Synodontis sp. V11  
 
David Sands
Synodontis aterrimus
 
Dave Schumacher @ Dave's Rare Aquarium Fish
Hemisynodontis membranaceus
Synodontis clarias
Synodontis irsacae
Synodontis lucipinnis
Synodontis multipunctatus
Synodontis pardalis, Synodontis pardalis
Synodontis polli 
Synodontis resupinatus
Synodontis schoutedeni
Synodontis waterloti 
 
Brian Sidauskas @ Oregone State University
Atopochilus savorgnani
Synodontis batesii, Synodontis batesii
Synodontis tessmanni, Synodontis tessmanni
 
John P. Sullivan @ Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates
Synodontis nigriventris
 
John P. Sullivan @ The Upper Congo Project
Atopochilus savorgnani, Atopochilus savorgnani  
Synodontis acanthoperca
Synodontis albolineatus
Synodontis batesii
Synodontis greshoffi 
Synodontis pleurops, Synodontis pleurops
 
Adrian Taylor
Synodontis schoutedeni
 
 
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