Synodontis dekimpei Paugy, 1987
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Family:  Mochokidae (Squeakers or upside-down catfishes)
Max. size:  17.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic,
Distribution:  Africa: known only from the Konkour√© in Guinea (Ref. 7362, 57223).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1; Anal spines: -0. Diagnosis: gill slits extending downwards beyond pectoral-fin insertions, but remaining separate by an interval greater than eye diameter; maxillary barbels longer than head, lacking ramifications, tubercles and a distinct basilar membrane; outer and inner mandibular barbels neither membranous nor globose, short and with thin ramifications; mandibular teeth mobile and short, numbering 68 in the holotype; humeral process scarcely keeled ventrally; adipose fin rather low and distinctly separate from rayed dorsal fin (Ref. 57223). Coloration: the only known specimen, preserved in alcohol, has a blackish-brown back and a yellowish belly; no spots or marbling; all barbels dark and all fins, including adipose, black (Ref. 57223).
Biology:  Oviparous (Ref. 205). Maximum total length 227mm (Ref. 57223).
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 27 November 2006 (B1ab(iii)) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 15.02.95
Modified by: Musschoot, Tobias - 05.03.15

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