(2) Allan James (4) Danny
Blundell (1) John P.
Sullivan(1) David Mashall (1) Michael
was collected by its namesake, M. A. Greshoff, in
the area around Kinshasa, Stanley Pool, in the upper
Congo River near Brazzaville, Zaire (now the Democratic
Republic of the Congo) and the new species was so
named by the above author, L. Schilthuis, in a paper
written by him in 1891. Description:
Like other members of the genus, this fish has a humeral
process, which is a bony spike that is attached to
a hardened head cap on the fish and can be seen extending
beyond the gill opening. The first ray of the dorsal
fin and the pectoral fins have a hardened first ray
which is serrated and the caudal fin is deeply forked
with an extension on the top lobe.
Colouration: The body of the fish is cream-coloured,
with brown to folden markings on the sides which continue
on the ventral surface. The complexity of the pattern
increases on the head. The fins are clear with brown
spots, brownish or orange-brown and is marked with
a yellow and dark brown horizontal band. Aquarium
Care: This is a fairly easy and tolerable
species to keep, and a good looker to boot. It can
be housed alongside other non aggressive species of
Synodontis as long as they are given plenty
of shelter such as pipes, rockwork etc to subdue any
territorial tendencies between each species. The body
pattern is somewhat similar toS.
Can be fed a varied diet of good quality flake, vegetable
foods such as cucumber, tablet food, pellets, worm
foods and frozen food such as bloodworm.