Synodontis nigrita

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Taxonavigation: Siluriformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Cladus: Filozoa
Cladus: Choanobionta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Olfactores
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 nigrita


  • Synodontis nigrita Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1840

Holotype: MNHN 0000-3051.

Type locality: Senegal, Senegal River.[1]

Etymology: The author gave this epithet because he believed that the species is unique to Senegal, which was in ancient times called the Niger (in Latin Nigrita).



  • Cuvier, G. & Valenciennes, A.; 1840: Histoire naturelle des poissons. Tome quinzième. Suite du livre dix-septième. Siluroïdes. 15: 1–540, Pls. 421-455.
  • Nichols, J. T. & La Monte, F. R.; 1953: Two new African catfishes from eastern French Equatorial Africa. American Museum Novitates, 1648: 1–4.
  • Pappenheim, P. & Boulenger, G. A.; 1914: Fische. - Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der deutschen Zentral-Afrika Expedition, 1907-1908, 5 (Zool. 3): 225–260, Pls. 1-10.
  • 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 nigrita in Catalog of Fishes,
    Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & Van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2017. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.