Synodontis polyodon

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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 polyodon


Holotype: MNHN 1886-0433. Paratypes: MNHN 1886-0434 (1).

Type locality: Ogôoué River at Adouma, Gabon.

Etymology: Species name polyodon is a combination of the Greek words poly (= many), and odon (= tooth), in reference to the many teeth, which the author noticed.


  • Poll, M.; 1971: Révision des Synodontis Africains (Famille Mochocidae). Annales du Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Serie 8 Zoologie, 191: 1-497.
  • Vaillant, L. L.; 1895: Sur la dentition des Synodontis et diagnose d'espèces nouvelles. Bulletin de la Société Philomathique de Paris, 16: 47-48.
  • Synodontis polyodon in Catalog of Fishes,
    Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed) (2015). Catalog of Fishes electronic version.