alberti is known from throughout the Congo River
basin, with exception of the Mweru-Luapula-Bangweulu
system. Aquarium Care: Quite a timid
species so would need to be housed alongside non aggressive
tank mates. The large eye and very long maxillary
barbels gives a good identification guide to this
species. Diet: Will eat most prepared
foods and also likes a vegetable addition to the diet.
The species is widespread or without major threats
throughout the Central Africa assessment region and
is assessed as Least Concern (IUCN 2010).
Central Dem Rep. Congo. Type locality:
Kinshasa, Stanley Pool.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. Moelants, T. 2010. Synodontis alberti.
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010.