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). Etymology:
Patronym not identified, presumably in honour of King
Albert I of Belgium (1875-1934); described from the
Congo, which was a Belgian colony at the time.
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.