Synodontis fascipinna

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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/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Series: Otophysi
Ordo: Siluriformes

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


  • Synodontis fascipinna Nichols & La Monte, 1953

Holotype: AMNH 19841. Paratypes: AMNH 19679 (4).

Type locality: Birao, eastern French Equatorial Africa [Central African Republic; Chari River basin].[1]

Etymology: The species epithet is a compound of the Latin fascia (= band, stripe), and pinna (= fin), an allution to the banded caudal fin of the species.



  • Nichols, J. T. & La Monte, F. R.; 1953: Two new African catfishes from eastern French Equatorial Africa. American Museum Novitates, 1648: 1–4.
  • 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 fascipinna in Catalog of Fishes,
    Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2019. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.