Synodontis vanderwaali

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Synodontis vanderwaali

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 vanderwaali

Name[edit]

Synodontis vanderwaali Skelton & White, 1990

  • Holotype: AMG P5796.6.
  • Paratypes: AMG P5796.11 (1); SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 18734 (1), 22237 (3), 25521 (3).

Type locality: Okavango River [1], Namibia.

Etymology: The specific epithet vanderwaali is a patronym that honors Ben Van der Waal, in recognition of his donations of fish collections from Northern Namibian rivers to the J. L. B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology and the Albany Museum.

References[edit]

  • 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.
  • Skelton, P. H. & White, P. N.; 1990: Two new species of Synodontis (Pisces: Siluroidei: Mochokidae) from southern Africa. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 1 (3): 277–287.
  • Synodontis vanderwaali in Catalog of Fishes,
    Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2020. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.