Synodontis eupterus

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Synodontis eupterus in upside-down swimming position. Photo by E. Schraml

Taxonavigation[edit]

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: Synodontis
Species: Synodontis eupterus

Name[edit]

  • Synodontis eupterus Boulenger, 1901

Holotype: BMNH 1907.12.2.2376.

Type locality: Mouth of Lake No, White Nile River, Sudan.

Etymology: The species name eupterus is a combination of the Greek eu, for beautiful, and the Greek pteron, for fin, alluding to the high dorsal fin of the species.

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References[edit]

  • Boulenger, G. A., 1901: Descriptions of three new siluroid fishes of the genus Synodontis discovered by Mr. W. L. S. Loat in the White Nile. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (7) 8 (43): 10–12.
  • Kochetov, A., 1998: [A new species of Synodontis]. The Aquarium, 2: 4–5. [In Russian.]
  • Pellegrin, J., 1922: Poissons du Gribingui recueillis par M. Baudon. Description d'un Mormyridé et d'un Characinidé nouveaux. Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France, 47: 220–223.
  • Poll, M., 1971: Révision des Synodontis Africains (Famille Mochocidae). Annales du Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Serie 8, Sciences Zoologiques, 191: 1–497.
  • Synodontis eupterus in Catalog of Fishes,
    Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & Van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2018. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.