Synodontis pardalis

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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 pardalis

Name[edit]

Lectotype: BMNH 1909.4.29.91. Paralectotypes: BMNH 1909.4.29.92-94 (2); MRAC 155384 (1).

Type locality: Waterfall of Libi River near Ja River (Congo System) into which it flows, southern Cameroon.

Etymology: The Latin word pardalis derived from the Greek word pardalis, πάρδαλις (a leopard). In reference to the pattern of the fish.

References[edit]

  • Boulenger, G. A.; 1908: Description of a new silurid fish of the genus Synodontis from south Cameroon. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (Series 8) 2 (7): 30-31..
  • Poll, M.; 1971: Révision des Synodontis Africains (Famille Mochocidae). Annales du Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Serie 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.
  • Synodontis pardalis in Catalog of Fishes,
    Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed) (2014). Catalog of Fishes electronic version.