Synodontis rukwaensis

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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: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Sectio: Otophysa
Ordo: Siluriformes

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

Name[edit]

Synodontis rukwaensis Hilgendorf & Pappenheim, 1903

  • Lectotype: ZMB 16311.
  • Paralectotypes: CM [ex ZMB 16310] (1, whereabouts unknown); ZMB 16310 (5), 16312 (4), 32380 [ex 16361] (2).

Type locality: Lake Rukwa [1], southwestern Tanzania.

Etymology: The species epithet rukwaensis is derived from its type locality, Lake Rukwa.

Synonyms[edit]

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Lake Rukwa squeaker

References[edit]

  • Hilgendorf, F. M. & Pappenheim, P.; 1903: Über die Fischfauna des Rukwa-Sees. Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin, 1903 (6): 259–271. BHL
  • Poll, M.; 1971: Révision des Synodontis Africains (Famille Mochocidae). Annales du Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Serie 8, Sciences Zoologiques, 191: 1–497.
  • Seegers, L.; 1996: The fishes of the Lake Rukwa drainage. Annales de la Société Royale Zoologique de Belgique, 278: 1–407.
  • Seegers, L.; 2008: Die Welse Afrikas. Ein Handbuch für Bestimmung und Pflege. Tetra Verlag, Berlin-Velten. / The catfishes of Africa. A handbook for identification and maintenance. Aqualog Verlag, Rodgau, Germany.
  • Synodontis rukwaensis in Catalog of Fishes,
    Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2020. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.