Synodontis marmoratus Lönnberg, 1895
Synodontis marmoratus
photo by MNHN

Family:  Mochokidae (Squeakers or upside-down catfishes)
Max. size:  4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic,
Distribution:  Africa: Sanaga, Nyong and Meme Rivers in Cameroon (Ref. 81251).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1-1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 12-13. Diagnosis: 22-24 mandibular teeth; body marbled, fins marked with series of spots and black bands; maxillary barbels without basal membrane, reaching to anterior half of humeral process and longer than head; postocular length at least 60% of snout length; entire margin of opercle smooth; caudal fin without single dark patch at base of each fin lobe; dorsal spine weakly serrated along posterior edge but not along anterior edge (Ref. 81251). Description: mandibular barbels with short, broad branches; snout subconical; lips moderately developed; premaxillary teeth forming a short but wide band; 22 to 24 movable mandibular teeth; humeral process twice as long as wide; adipose fin as long as or only slightly shorter than its distance from first dorsal fin; pectoral spines strongly serrated along both edges; pelvic fin not reaching anal fin; caudal fin deeply forked; caudal peduncle longer than deep (Ref. 81251). Coloration: body brownish or blackish, marbled with white; fins whitish marbled with black (Ref. 81251).
Biology:  Oviparous (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 16 February 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 21.04.94
Modified by: Musschoot, Tobias - 27.09.17

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