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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Mochokidae Squeakers or upside-down catfishes
Subfamily: Mochokinae
Genus: Microsynodontis

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Max. Length 2.7 cm SL

 
Microsynodontis armatus
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Africa
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Microsynodontis batesii Boulenger, 1903

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Microsynodontis batesii
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Africa

Microsynodontis christyi Boulenger, 1920

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Microsynodontis christyi
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Max. Length 3.4 cm SL

 
Microsynodontis emarginata
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Africa
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL
Microsynodontis hirsuta Ng, 2004

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Microsynodontis hirsuta
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Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Microsynodontis laevigata
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Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Microsynodontis lamberti
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Africa
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL
Microsynodontis nannoculus Ng, 2004

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Microsynodontis nannoculus
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Africa
Max. Length 3.7 cm SL
Microsynodontis nasutus Ng, 2004

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Microsynodontis nasutus
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Max. Length 5.4 cm SL

 
Microsynodontis notata
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Africa
Max. Length 4.1 cm TL
Microsynodontis polli Lambert, 1958

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Microsynodontis polli
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Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

 
Microsynodontis vigilis
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12 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Microsynodontis armatus Africa 2.7 SL 2004
Microsynodontis batesii Africa 8.5 SL 1903
Microsynodontis christyi Africa 1920
Microsynodontis emarginata Africa 3.4 SL 2004
Microsynodontis hirsuta Africa 6.8 SL 2004
Microsynodontis laevigata Africa 8.5 SL 2004
Microsynodontis lamberti Africa 3.5 SL 1963
Microsynodontis nannoculus Africa 3.9 SL 2004
Microsynodontis nasutus Africa 3.7 SL 2004
Microsynodontis notata Africa 5.4 SL 2004
Microsynodontis polli Africa 4.1 TL 1958
Microsynodontis vigilis Africa 6.2 SL 2004



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