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Synodontis-Hybrid of W-African origin


Taxonavigation: Siluriformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Sectio: Otophysa
Ordo: Siluriformes

Familia: Mochokidae
Subfamilia: Mochokinae
Genera: Acanthocleithron – Microsynodontis – Mochokiella – Mochokus – Synodontis


  • Mochokinae Jordan, 1923: 150
    • Type genus: Mochokus de Joannis, 1835
    • Etymology: Mochok is a name used for this kind of fishes by native people in some of their distribution areas.


  • de Joannis, L. (1835): Observations sur les poissons du Nil, et description de plusieurs espèces nouvelles. Magasin de Zoologie, 1835 (5 anneé): 53 pp.
  • Jordan, D. S. (1923): A classification of fishes including families and genera as far as known. Stanford University Publications, University Series, Biological Sciences, 3 (2): 77–243 + i-x.
  • Vigliotta, T.R. 2008. A phylogenetic study of the African catfish family Mochokidae (Osteichthyes, Ostariophysi, Siluriformes), with a key to genera. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 157: 73–136. DOI: 10.1635/0097-3157(2008)157[73:APSOTA]2.0.CO;2, JSTOR Reference page
  • Ferraris, C.J., Jr. 2007: Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa, 1418: 1–628. (pdf)