Microsynodontis notatus

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Taxonavigation: Siluriformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Infraclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Ostariophysi
Series: Otophysi
Ordo: Siluriformes

Familia: Mochokidae
Subfamilia: Mochokinae
Genus: Microsynodontis
Species: Microsynodontis notatus


Microsynodontis notatus Ng, 2004

  • Holotype: MRAC 80-51-P-839.
  • Paratypes: MRAC 73-2-P-1906-1910 (5), 80-51-P-17 (1), 80-51-P-840-866 (16).

Type locality: Ezanga River, about midway between Lake Ezanga and Ogooué mainstream, Gabon.

Etymology: The specific name is from the Latin notatus (= marked), in reference to the dark elongate spots frequently present in this species.



  • Ng, H. H.; 2004: The Microsynodontis (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Mochokidae) of the lower Guinea region, west central Africa, with the description of eight new species. Zootaxa, 531: 1–52. PDF
  • Microsynodontis notatus in Catalog of Fishes,
    Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & Van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2018. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.