Synodontis angelicus

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Synodontis angelicus Photo by T. Vigliotta


Taxonavigation: Siluriformes 

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

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


  • Synodontis angelicus Schilthuis, 1891.

Holotype: BMNH 1899.9.6.8 (unique).

Type locality: Kinshasa, Stanley Pool, upper Congo River near Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Etymology: Species name angelicus is from the Greek angelikos or Latin angelicus (= of a messanger; angel-like); sense of "wonderfully pure, sweet".


  • Synodontis angelica Schilthuis, 1891 (orig. emendation)
  • Synodontis angelicus var. zonatus Poll, 1933
  • Synodontis tholloni Boulenger, 1901
  • Synodontis werneri Boeseman, 1957


  • Boeseman, M., 1957: On a collection of fishes from Stanley Pool (Belgian Congo). Zoologische Mededelingen (Leiden), 35 (11): 139-151.
  • Boulenger, G. A., 1901: Les poissons du Bassin du Congo. Publication de l'État Indépendant du Congo. Brussels. 1-532.
  • Poll, M., 1933: Contribution à la faune ichthyologique du Katanga. Annales du Musée du Congo Belge, Sér. C (Zoologie), (Sér. 1) 3 (3): 101-151.
  • Poll, M., 1971: Révision des Synodontis Africains (Famille Mochocidae). Annales du Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Serie 8 Zoologie, 191: 1-497.
  • Schilthuis, L., 1891: On a collection of fishes from the Congo; with description of some new species. Tijdschrift der Nederlandsche Dierkundige Vereeniging, 2 (3): 83-92.
  • Synodontis angelicus in Catalog of Fishes,
    Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed) (2015). Catalog of Fishes electronic version.