Synodontis njassae

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Siluriformes

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Ostariophysi
Ordo: Siluriformes

Familia: Mochokidae
Subfamilia: Mochokinae
Genus: Synodontis
Species: Synodontis njassae

Name[edit]

Lectotype: ZMB 18191. Paralectotypes: ZMB 18192 (8).

Type locality: Lake Malawi [Lake Nyasa], near (Alt-)Langenburg [Lumbi(l/r)a], Tanzania.[1]

Etymology: The species epithet njassae is from the type location of the species. The word Njassa comes of the language of the Yao people, for 'great water'. Lake Malawi was called 'Njassasee' [Lake Nyassa] by European colonial rulers, and is still the name of the lake in Tanzania and Mozambique.

References[edit]

Primary references[edit]

  • Keilhack, L.; 1908: Bemerkungen zur Fischfauna des nördlichen Njassa-Gebietes: einige neue Arten aus den Gattungen Barbus und Synodontis und Beiträge zur Systematik der Gattung Clarias. Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin, 1908 (7): 164-169. BHL

Additional references[edit]

  • Poll, M.; 1971: Révision des Synodontis Africains (Famille Mochocidae). Annales du Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Série in-8°, Sciences Zoologiques, 191: 1-497.
  • Seegers, L.; 2008: Die Welse Afrikas. Ein Handbuch für Bestimmung und Pflege. Tetra Verlag, Berlin-Velten. / The catfishes of Africa. A handbook for identification and maintenance. Aqualog Verlag, Rodgau, Germany.

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