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Family: Mochokidae Squeakers or upside-down catfishes



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Africa
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Acanthocleithron chapini Nichols & Griscom, 1917

Photo by Photo by RMCA
 
Acanthocleithron chapini
[]



Africa
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Atopochilus chabanaudi Pellegrin, 1938

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Atopochilus chabanaudi
[]



Africa
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL
Atopochilus christyi Boulenger, 1920

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Atopochilus christyi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.5 cm SL

 
Atopochilus macrocephalus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 14.1 cm TL
Atopochilus mandevillei Poll, 1959

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Atopochilus mandevillei
[]



Africa
Max. Length 8.5 cm TL
Atopochilus pachychilus Pellegrin, 1924

Photo by Photo by Musschoot, T.
 
Atopochilus pachychilus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 10.5 cm SL
Atopochilus savorgnani Sauvage, 1879

Photo by Photo by Musschoot, T.
 
Atopochilus savorgnani
[]



Africa
Max. Length 12.6 cm TL
Atopochilus vogti Pellegrin, 1922

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Atopochilus vogti
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.0 cm SL

 
Atopodontus adriaensi
[]



Africa
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL
Chiloglanis angolensis Poll, 1967

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Chiloglanis angolensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis anoterus
[Pennant-tailed suckermouth]



Africa
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL
Chiloglanis asymetricaudalis De Vos, 1993

Photo by Photo by de Vos, L.
 
Chiloglanis asymetricaudalis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Chiloglanis batesii Boulenger, 1904

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Chiloglanis batesii
[]



Africa
Max. Length 3.8 cm SL
Chiloglanis benuensis Daget & Stauch, 1963

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Chiloglanis benuensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.8 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis bifurcus
[Incomati suckermouth]



Africa
Max. Length 6.1 cm TL
Chiloglanis brevibarbis Boulenger, 1902

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Chiloglanis brevibarbis
[Short barbelled suckermouth]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis camarabounyi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis cameronensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.1 cm TL

 
Chiloglanis carnosus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Chiloglanis congicus Boulenger, 1920

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Chiloglanis congicus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Chiloglanis deckenii Peters, 1868

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Chiloglanis deckenii
[Pangani suckermouth]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.9 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis devosi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis dialloi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis disneyi
[]



Africa
Max. Length 5.2 cm TL
Chiloglanis elisabethianus Boulenger, 1915

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Chiloglanis elisabethianus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis emarginatus
[Phongolo suckermouth]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.4 cm TL

 
Chiloglanis fasciatus
[Okavango suckermouth]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis harbinger
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis igamba
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis kabaensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 4.4 cm TL
Chiloglanis kalambo Seegers, 1996

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Chiloglanis kalambo
[Kalambo suckermouth]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.4 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis kazumbei
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.0 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis kerioensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.6 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis kolente
[]



Africa
Max. Length 4.9 cm SL
Chiloglanis lamottei Daget, 1948

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Chiloglanis lamottei
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.8 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis loffabrevum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.1 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis longibarbis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Chiloglanis lufirae Poll, 1976

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Chiloglanis lufirae
[]



Africa
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Chiloglanis lukugae Poll, 1944

Photo by Photo by de Vos, L.
 
Chiloglanis lukugae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.8 cm TL

 
Chiloglanis macropterus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 5.6 cm TL
Chiloglanis marlieri Poll, 1952

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Chiloglanis marlieri
[]



Africa
Max. Length 5.7 cm TL
Chiloglanis mbozi Seegers, 1996

Photo by Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Chiloglanis mbozi
[Mbozi suckermouth]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.9 cm TL

 
Chiloglanis micropogon
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.6 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis microps
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis modjensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Chiloglanis neumanni Boulenger, 1911

Photo by Photo by Gratwicke, B.
 
Chiloglanis neumanni
[Neumann's suckermouth]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis niger
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis niloticus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL
Chiloglanis normani Pellegrin, 1933

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Chiloglanis normani
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis nzerekore
[]



Africa
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL
Chiloglanis occidentalis Pellegrin, 1933

Photo by Photo by Palmer, R.
 
Chiloglanis occidentalis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.9 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis orthodontus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Chiloglanis paratus Crass, 1960

Photo by Photo by Palmer, R.
 
Chiloglanis paratus
[Sawfin suckermouth]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.1 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis pezoldi
[]



Africa
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Chiloglanis pojeri Poll, 1944

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Chiloglanis pojeri
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.2 cm TL

 
Chiloglanis polyodon
[]



Africa
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Chiloglanis polypogon Roberts, 1989

Photo by Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Chiloglanis polypogon
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis pretoriae
[Shortspine suckermouth]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.9 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis productus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.2 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis reticulatus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 4.8 cm TL
Chiloglanis rukwaensis Seegers, 1996

Photo by Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Chiloglanis rukwaensis
[Lake Rukwa suckermouth]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis ruziziensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.3 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis sanagaensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.9 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis sardinhai
[]



Africa
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Chiloglanis somereni Whitehead, 1958

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Chiloglanis somereni
[Someren's suckermouth]
No picture found

Max. Length 7 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis swierstrai
[Lowveld suckermouth]



Africa
Max. Length 5.2 cm TL
Chiloglanis trilobatus Seegers, 1996

Photo by Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Chiloglanis trilobatus
[Three-lobed suckermouth]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.6 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis tweddlei
[]



Africa
Max. Length 2.7 cm SL
Chiloglanis voltae Daget & Stauch, 1963

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Chiloglanis voltae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.8 cm SL

 
Chiloglanis waterloti
[]



Africa
Max. Length 18.5 cm TL
Euchilichthys astatodon (Pellegrin, 1928)

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Euchilichthys astatodon
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.7 cm TL

 
Euchilichthys boulengeri
[]



Africa
Max. Length 11.2 cm TL
Euchilichthys dybowskii (Vaillant, 1892)

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Euchilichthys dybowskii
[]



Africa
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Euchilichthys guentheri (Schilthuis, 1891)

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Euchilichthys guentheri
[]



Africa
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Euchilichthys royauxi Boulenger, 1902

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Euchilichthys royauxi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.7 cm SL

 
Microsynodontis armatus
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Schraml, E.
 
Microsynodontis batesii
[]



Africa

Microsynodontis christyi Boulenger, 1920

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Microsynodontis christyi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.4 cm SL

 
Microsynodontis emarginata
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Microsynodontis hirsuta
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Microsynodontis laevigata
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Microsynodontis lamberti
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Microsynodontis nannoculus
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Microsynodontis nasutus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.4 cm SL

 
Microsynodontis notata
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Microsynodontis polli
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

 
Microsynodontis vigilis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 3.6 cm SL
Mochokiella paynei Howes, 1980

Photo by Photo by James, A.
 
Mochokiella paynei
[]



Africa
Max. Length 3.1 cm TL
Mochokus brevis Boulenger, 1906

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Mochokus brevis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.5 cm TL

 
Mochokus niloticus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 59 cm TL
Synodontis acanthomias Boulenger, 1899

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis acanthomias
[]



Africa
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL
Synodontis acanthoperca Friel & Vigliotta, 2006

Photo by Photo by Friel, J.P.
 
Synodontis acanthoperca
[]



Africa
Max. Length 17.7 cm SL
Synodontis afrofischeri Hilgendorf, 1888

Photo by Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Synodontis afrofischeri
[Fischer's Victoria squeaker]



Africa
Max. Length 20.3 cm TL
Synodontis alberti Schilthuis, 1891

Photo by Photo by James, A.
 
Synodontis alberti
[Bigeye squeaker]



Africa
Max. Length 17.2 cm SL
Synodontis albolineatus Pellegrin, 1924

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Synodontis albolineatus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Synodontis angelicus Schilthuis, 1891

Photo by Photo by Jinkings, K.
 
Synodontis angelicus
[Angel squeaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 24.3 cm SL

 
Synodontis annectens
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 22.3 cm SL

 
Synodontis ansorgii
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 19.3 cm SL

 
Synodontis arnoulti
[]



Africa
Max. Length 11.5 cm TL
Synodontis aterrimus Poll & Roberts, 1968

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis aterrimus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 20.2 cm SL
Synodontis bastiani Daget, 1948

Photo by Photo by Mody, K.
 
Synodontis bastiani
[]



Africa
Max. Length 20.5 cm SL
Synodontis batensoda Rüppell, 1832

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis batensoda
[Upsidedown catfish]



Africa
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL
Synodontis batesii Boulenger, 1907

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Synodontis batesii
[]



Africa
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Synodontis brichardi Poll, 1959

Photo by Photo by McKenzie, M.
 
Synodontis brichardi
[]



Africa
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Synodontis budgetti Boulenger, 1911

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis budgetti
[]



Africa
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Synodontis camelopardalis Poll, 1971

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis camelopardalis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.4 cm SL

 
Synodontis carineae
[]



Africa
Max. Length 20.4 cm TL
Synodontis caudalis Boulenger, 1899

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis caudalis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 22.5 cm TL
Synodontis caudovittatus Boulenger, 1901

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis caudovittatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.5 cm TL

 
Synodontis centralis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 36 cm SL

 
Synodontis clarias
[Mandi]



Africa
Max. Length 17.4 cm SL
Synodontis comoensis Daget & Lévêque, 1981

Photo by Photo by Mody, K.
 
Synodontis comoensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 20.2 cm TL
Synodontis congicus Poll, 1971

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis congicus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 9.7 cm TL
Synodontis contractus Vinciguerra, 1928

Photo by Photo by James, A.
 
Synodontis contractus
[Bugeye squeaker]



Africa
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Synodontis courteti Pellegrin, 1906

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis courteti
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 26.8 cm TL

 
Synodontis cuangoanus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 31.8 cm TL
Synodontis decorus Boulenger, 1899

Photo by Photo by Reclos, G.J.
 
Synodontis decorus
[Clown squeaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 17.6 cm SL

 
Synodontis dekimpei
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 24 cm TL

 
Synodontis depauwi
[]



Africa
Max. Length 32.5 cm SL
Synodontis dhonti Boulenger, 1917

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Synodontis dhonti
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.7 cm TL

 
Synodontis dorsomaculatus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Synodontis eupterus Boulenger, 1901

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Synodontis eupterus
[Featherfin squeaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 26 cm SL

 
Synodontis filamentosus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 19.5 cm TL
Synodontis flavitaeniatus Boulenger, 1919

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis flavitaeniatus
[Orangestriped squeaker]



Africa
Max. Length 34.2 cm TL
Synodontis frontosus Vaillant, 1895

Photo by Photo by Nightingale, A.
 
Synodontis frontosus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 19.2 cm TL
Synodontis fuelleborni Hilgendorf & Pappenheim, 1903

Photo by Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Synodontis fuelleborni
[Fuelleborn's squeaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 30.7 cm TL

 
Synodontis geledensis
[Geledi squeaker]



Africa
Max. Length 47 cm SL
Synodontis gobroni Daget, 1954

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis gobroni
[]



Africa
Max. Length 11.1 cm SL
Synodontis grandiops Wright & Page, 2006

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Synodontis grandiops
[]



Africa
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Synodontis granulosus Boulenger, 1900

Photo by Photo by Moeremans, L.
 
Synodontis granulosus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 26.6 cm TL
Synodontis greshoffi Schilthuis, 1891

Photo by Photo by James, A.
 
Synodontis greshoffi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 58.5 cm SL

 
Synodontis guttatus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 23.5 cm SL
Synodontis haugi Pellegrin, 1906

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Synodontis haugi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.6 cm SL

 
Synodontis ilebrevis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.7 cm SL

 
Synodontis irsacae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 20.5 cm TL

 
Synodontis iturii
[]



Africa
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Synodontis katangae Poll, 1971

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis katangae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 21 cm TL

 
Synodontis khartoumensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 11.3 cm SL
Synodontis koensis Pellegrin, 1933

Photo by Photo by James, A.
 
Synodontis koensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 21.2 cm SL
Synodontis kogonensis Musschoot & Lalèyè, 2008

Photo by Photo by Musschoot, T.
 
Synodontis kogonensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.8 cm TL

 
Synodontis laessoei
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 19.6 cm SL

 
Synodontis leopardinus
[Leopard squeaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Synodontis leopardus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 17.7 cm SL
Synodontis levequei Paugy, 1987

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Synodontis levequei
[]



Africa
Max. Length 66 cm TL
Synodontis longirostris Boulenger, 1902

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Synodontis longirostris
[]



Africa
Max. Length 13.5 cm TL
Synodontis longispinis Pellegrin, 1930

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Synodontis longispinis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL
Synodontis lucipinnis Wright & Page, 2006

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Synodontis lucipinnis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 20.5 cm TL

 
Synodontis lufirae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.6 cm SL

 
Synodontis macrophthalmus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 17.3 cm TL
Synodontis macrops Greenwood, 1963

Photo by Photo by Musschoot, T.
 
Synodontis macrops
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 22.9 cm SL

 
Synodontis macropunctatus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 17.1 cm TL
Synodontis macrostigma Boulenger, 1911

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Synodontis macrostigma
[Largespot squeaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.2 cm SL

 
Synodontis macrostoma
[Largemouth squeaker]



Africa
Max. Length 21.6 cm SL
Synodontis manni De Vos, 2001

Photo by Photo by NMK
 
Synodontis manni
[Feather-barbelled squeaker]



Africa
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Synodontis marmoratus Lönnberg, 1895

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Synodontis marmoratus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Synodontis matthesi Poll, 1971

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Synodontis matthesi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.4 cm SL

 
Synodontis melanopterus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 23.7 cm SL
Synodontis melanostictus Boulenger, 1906

Photo by Photo by Musschoot, T.
 
Synodontis melanostictus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 46 cm SL
Synodontis membranaceus (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1809)

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis membranaceus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL
Synodontis multimaculatus Boulenger, 1902

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis multimaculatus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 27.5 cm TL
Synodontis multipunctatus Boulenger, 1898

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis multipunctatus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Synodontis nebulosus Peters, 1852

Photo by Photo by Gratwicke, B.
 
Synodontis nebulosus
[Cloudy squeaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 19.0 cm TL

 
Synodontis ngouniensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 33.5 cm TL
Synodontis nigrita Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Synodontis nigrita
[]



Africa
Max. Length 9.6 cm TL
Synodontis nigriventris David, 1936

Photo by Photo by Marshall, P.
 
Synodontis nigriventris
[Blotched upsidedown catfish]



Africa
Max. Length 38.5 cm TL
Synodontis nigromaculatus Boulenger, 1905

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Synodontis nigromaculatus
[Blackspotted squeaker]



Africa
Max. Length 19.2 cm TL
Synodontis njassae Keilhack, 1908

Photo by Photo by Bukkems, J.
 
Synodontis njassae
[Malawi squeaker]



Africa
Max. Length 26.5 cm TL
Synodontis notatus Vaillant, 1893

Photo by Photo by Germeau, G./ Doumont, Y.
 
Synodontis notatus
[Onespot squeaker]



Africa
Max. Length 20.5 cm TL
Synodontis nummifer Boulenger, 1899

Photo by Photo by RMCA
 
Synodontis nummifer
[]



Africa
Max. Length 25.8 cm SL
Synodontis obesus Boulenger, 1898

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis obesus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 49 cm TL

 
Synodontis ocellifer
[]



Africa
Max. Length 36 cm SL
Synodontis omias Günther, 1864

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Synodontis omias
[]



Africa
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL
Synodontis orientalis Seegers, 2008

Photo by Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Synodontis orientalis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Synodontis ornatipinnis Boulenger, 1899

Photo by Photo by Bornstein, A.
 
Synodontis ornatipinnis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 21.1 cm TL
Synodontis ornatissimus Gosse, 1982

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis ornatissimus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 15.7 cm SL
Synodontis ouemeensis Musschoot & Lalèyè, 2008

Photo by Photo by Musschoot, T.
 
Synodontis ouemeensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 23.5 cm TL
Synodontis pardalis Boulenger, 1908

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis pardalis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 10.2 cm TL
Synodontis petricola Matthes, 1959

Photo by Photo by Germeau, G./ Doumont, Y.
 
Synodontis petricola
[Cuckoo Catfish]



Africa
Max. Length 32.5 cm TL
Synodontis pleurops Boulenger, 1897

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis pleurops
[Congo squeaker]



Africa
Max. Length 14.8 cm TL
Synodontis polli Gosse, 1982

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Synodontis polli
[]



Africa
Max. Length 16.8 cm SL
Synodontis polyodon Vaillant, 1895

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Synodontis polyodon
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 24.5 cm TL

 
Synodontis polystigma
[]



Africa
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Synodontis pulcher Poll, 1971

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Synodontis pulcher
[]



Africa
Max. Length 19.2 cm SL
Synodontis punctifer Daget, 1965

Photo by Photo by Mody, K.
 
Synodontis punctifer
[]



Africa
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Synodontis punctulatus Günther, 1889

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Synodontis punctulatus
[]
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Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Synodontis punu
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Africa
Max. Length 19.8 cm SL
Synodontis rebeli Holly, 1926

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Synodontis rebeli
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Africa
Max. Length 26 cm SL
Synodontis resupinatus Boulenger, 1904

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Synodontis resupinatus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 7.8 cm TL
Synodontis ricardoae Seegers, 1996

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Synodontis ricardoae
[Ricardo's squeaker]



Africa
Max. Length 10.5 cm SL
Synodontis robbianus Smith, 1875

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Synodontis robbianus
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Africa
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Synodontis robertsi Poll, 1974

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Synodontis robertsi
[]



Africa
Max. Length 16.2 cm TL
Synodontis ruandae Matthes, 1959

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Synodontis ruandae
[]



Africa
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Synodontis rufigiensis Bailey, 1968

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Synodontis rufigiensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 29 cm TL
Synodontis rukwaensis Hilgendorf & Pappenheim, 1903

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Synodontis rukwaensis
[Lake Rukwa squeaker]



Africa
Max. Length 37 cm SL
Synodontis schall (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

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Synodontis schall
[Wahrindi]



Africa
Max. Length 17.1 cm TL
Synodontis schoutedeni David, 1936

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Synodontis schoutedeni
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Africa
Max. Length 12.4 cm TL
Synodontis serpentis Whitehead, 1962

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Synodontis serpentis
[Tana squeaker]
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Max. Length 39.5 cm TL

 
Synodontis serratus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 22.2 cm TL
Synodontis smiti Boulenger, 1902

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Synodontis smiti
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Africa
Max. Length 15.5 cm TL
Synodontis soloni Boulenger, 1899

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Synodontis soloni
[]



Africa
Max. Length 36 cm SL
Synodontis sorex Günther, 1864

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Synodontis sorex
[]



Africa
Max. Length 14.7 cm SL
Synodontis steindachneri Boulenger, 1913

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Synodontis steindachneri
[]



Africa
Max. Length 56 cm TL
Synodontis tanganyicae Borodin, 1936

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Synodontis tanganyicae
[]



Africa
Max. Length 13.8 cm SL
Synodontis tessmanni Pappenheim, 1911

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Synodontis tessmanni
[]
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Max. Length 17.5 cm SL

 
Synodontis thamalakanensis
[]
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Max. Length 22.9 cm SL

 
Synodontis thysi
[]



Africa
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Synodontis tourei Daget, 1962

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Synodontis tourei
[]
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Max. Length 24.1 cm TL

 
Synodontis unicolor
[]



Africa
Max. Length 58 cm TL
Synodontis vaillanti Boulenger, 1897

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Synodontis vaillanti
[]
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Max. Length 16.0 cm SL

 
Synodontis vanderwaali
[]



Africa
Max. Length 16.6 cm SL
Synodontis velifer Norman, 1935

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Synodontis velifer
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Africa
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Synodontis vermiculatus Daget, 1954

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Synodontis vermiculatus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Synodontis victoriae Boulenger, 1906

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Synodontis victoriae
[Lake Victoria squeaker]



Africa
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Synodontis violaceus Pellegrin, 1919

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Synodontis violaceus
[]
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Max. Length 14.7 cm TL

 
Synodontis voltae
[]



Africa
Max. Length 14.1 cm SL
Synodontis waterloti Daget, 1962

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Synodontis waterloti
[]
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Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Synodontis woleuensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 20.5 cm SL
Synodontis woosnami Boulenger, 1911

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Synodontis woosnami
[Upper Zambezi squeaker]



Africa
Max. Length 67.5 cm SL
Synodontis xiphias Günther, 1864

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Synodontis xiphias
[]



Africa
Max. Length 43 cm SL
Synodontis zambezensis Peters, 1852

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Synodontis zambezensis
[Plain squeaker]



Africa
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Synodontis zanzibaricus Peters, 1868

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Synodontis zanzibaricus
[Eastcoast squeaker]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Acanthocleithron chapini Africa 5.5 SL 1917
Atopochilus chabanaudi Africa 6 SL 1938
Atopochilus christyi Africa 9.5 SL 1920
Atopochilus macrocephalus Africa 7.5 SL 1906
Atopochilus mandevillei Africa 14.1 TL 1959
Atopochilus pachychilus Africa 8.5 TL 1924
Atopochilus savorgnani Africa 10.5 SL 1879
Atopochilus vogti Africa 12.6 TL 1922
Atopodontus adriaensi Africa 10.0 SL 2008
Chiloglanis angolensis Africa 5.6 SL 1967
Chiloglanis anoterus Pennant-tailed suckermouth Africa 9 SL 1960
Chiloglanis asymetricaudalis Africa 7.6 SL 1993
Chiloglanis batesii Africa 4 SL 1904
Chiloglanis benuensis Africa 3.8 SL 1963
Chiloglanis bifurcus Incomati suckermouth Africa 6.8 SL 1969
Chiloglanis brevibarbis Short barbelled suckermouth Africa 6.1 TL 1902
Chiloglanis camarabounyi Africa 4.6 SL 2017
Chiloglanis cameronensis Africa 4.5 SL 1904
Chiloglanis carnosus Africa 6.1 TL 1976
Chiloglanis congicus Africa 7.5 TL 1920
Chiloglanis deckenii Pangani suckermouth Africa 7 SL 1868
Chiloglanis devosi Africa 4.9 SL 2015
Chiloglanis dialloi Africa 5.2 SL 2017
Chiloglanis disneyi Africa 3.5 SL 1974
Chiloglanis elisabethianus Africa 5.2 TL 1915
Chiloglanis emarginatus Phongolo suckermouth Africa 6.5 SL 1969
Chiloglanis fasciatus Okavango suckermouth Africa 6.4 TL 1936
Chiloglanis harbinger Africa 4.4 SL 1989
Chiloglanis igamba Africa 6.5 SL 2011
Chiloglanis kabaensis Africa 4.6 SL 2017
Chiloglanis kalambo Kalambo suckermouth Africa 4.4 TL 1996
Chiloglanis kazumbei Africa 5.4 SL 2011
Chiloglanis kerioensis Africa 4.0 SL 2015
Chiloglanis kolente Africa 2.6 SL 2017
Chiloglanis lamottei Africa 4.9 SL 1948
Chiloglanis loffabrevum Africa 3.8 SL 2017
Chiloglanis longibarbis Africa 4.1 SL 2017
Chiloglanis lufirae Africa 10 SL 1976
Chiloglanis lukugae Africa 9 SL 1944
Chiloglanis macropterus Africa 9.8 TL 1975
Chiloglanis marlieri Africa 5.6 TL 1952
Chiloglanis mbozi Mbozi suckermouth Africa 5.7 TL 1996
Chiloglanis micropogon Africa 4.9 TL 1952
Chiloglanis microps Africa 5.6 SL 1965
Chiloglanis modjensis Africa 4 SL 1904
Chiloglanis neumanni Neumann's suckermouth Africa 6.5 SL 1911
Chiloglanis niger Africa 3.5 SL 1989
Chiloglanis niloticus Africa 4.5 SL 1900
Chiloglanis normani Africa 4.6 SL 1933
Chiloglanis nzerekore Africa 4.5 SL 2017
Chiloglanis occidentalis Africa 5.7 SL 1933
Chiloglanis orthodontus Africa 2.9 SL 2011
Chiloglanis paratus Sawfin suckermouth Africa 8.5 SL 1960
Chiloglanis pezoldi Africa 5.1 SL 2017
Chiloglanis pojeri Africa 7 TL 1944
Chiloglanis polyodon Africa 5.2 TL 1932
Chiloglanis polypogon Africa 5.5 SL 1989
Chiloglanis pretoriae Shortspine suckermouth Africa 6.5 SL 1931
Chiloglanis productus Africa 4.9 SL 2006
Chiloglanis reticulatus Africa 4.2 SL 1989
Chiloglanis rukwaensis Lake Rukwa suckermouth Africa 4.8 TL 1996
Chiloglanis ruziziensis Africa 6.3 SL 1993
Chiloglanis sanagaensis Africa 4.3 SL 1989
Chiloglanis sardinhai Africa 3.9 SL 1961
Chiloglanis somereni Someren's suckermouth Africa 10 SL 1958
Chiloglanis swierstrai Lowveld suckermouth Africa 7 SL 1931
Chiloglanis trilobatus Three-lobed suckermouth Africa 5.2 TL 1996
Chiloglanis tweddlei Africa 5.6 SL 2017
Chiloglanis voltae Africa 2.7 SL 1963
Chiloglanis waterloti Africa 4.8 SL 1954
Euchilichthys astatodon Africa 18.5 TL 1928
Euchilichthys boulengeri Africa 9.7 TL 1934
Euchilichthys dybowskii Africa 11.2 TL 1892
Euchilichthys guentheri Africa 19 TL 1891
Euchilichthys royauxi Africa 22 TL 1902
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
Mochokiella paynei Africa 3.6 SL 1980
Mochokus brevis Africa 3.1 TL 1906
Mochokus niloticus Africa 6.5 TL 1835
Synodontis acanthomias Africa 59 TL 1899
Synodontis acanthoperca Africa 4.6 SL 2006
Synodontis afrofischeri Fischer's Victoria squeaker Africa 17.7 SL 1888
Synodontis alberti Bigeye squeaker Africa 20.3 TL 1891
Synodontis albolineatus Africa 17.2 SL 1924
Synodontis angelicus Angel squeaker Africa 55 TL 1891
Synodontis annectens Africa 24.3 SL 1911
Synodontis ansorgii Africa 22.3 SL 1911
Synodontis arnoulti Africa 19.3 SL 1966
Synodontis aterrimus Africa 11.5 TL 1968
Synodontis bastiani Africa 20.2 SL 1948
Synodontis batensoda Upsidedown catfish Africa 20.5 SL 1832
Synodontis batesii Africa 11.5 SL 1907
Synodontis brichardi Africa 15 TL 1959
Synodontis budgetti Africa 40 SL 1911
Synodontis camelopardalis Africa 18 TL 1971
Synodontis carineae Africa 16.4 SL 2011
Synodontis caudalis Africa 20.4 TL 1899
Synodontis caudovittatus Africa 22.5 TL 1901
Synodontis centralis Africa 13.5 TL 1971
Synodontis clarias Mandi Africa 36 SL 1758
Synodontis comoensis Africa 17.4 SL 1981
Synodontis congicus Africa 20.2 TL 1971
Synodontis contractus Bugeye squeaker Africa 9.7 TL 1928
Synodontis courteti Africa 50 SL 1906
Synodontis cuangoanus Africa 26.8 TL 1971
Synodontis decorus Clown squeaker Africa 31.8 TL 1899
Synodontis dekimpei Africa 17.6 SL 1987
Synodontis depauwi Africa 24 TL 1899
Synodontis dhonti Africa 32.5 SL 1917
Synodontis dorsomaculatus Africa 13.7 TL 1971
Synodontis eupterus Featherfin squeaker Africa 30 SL 1901
Synodontis filamentosus Africa 26 SL 1901
Synodontis flavitaeniatus Orangestriped squeaker Africa 19.5 TL 1919
Synodontis frontosus Africa 34.2 TL 1895
Synodontis fuelleborni Fuelleborn's squeaker Africa 19.2 TL 1903
Synodontis geledensis Geledi squeaker Africa 30.7 TL 1896
Synodontis gobroni Africa 47 SL 1954
Synodontis grandiops Africa 11.1 SL 2006
Synodontis granulosus Africa 27 TL 1900
Synodontis greshoffi Africa 26.6 TL 1891
Synodontis guttatus Africa 58.5 SL 1865
Synodontis haugi Africa 23.5 SL 1906
Synodontis ilebrevis Africa 13.6 SL 2006
Synodontis irsacae Africa 15.7 SL 1959
Synodontis iturii Africa 20.5 TL 1911
Synodontis katangae Africa 24 TL 1971
Synodontis khartoumensis Africa 21 TL 1967
Synodontis koensis Africa 11.3 SL 1933
Synodontis kogonensis Africa 21.2 SL 2008
Synodontis laessoei Africa 14.8 TL 1923
Synodontis leopardinus Leopard squeaker Africa 19.6 SL 1914
Synodontis leopardus Africa 6 SL 1896
Synodontis levequei Africa 17.7 SL 1987
Synodontis longirostris Africa 66 TL 1902
Synodontis longispinis Africa 13.5 TL 1930
Synodontis lucipinnis Africa 7.9 SL 2006
Synodontis lufirae Africa 20.5 TL 1971
Synodontis macrophthalmus Africa 14.6 SL 1971
Synodontis macrops Africa 17.3 TL 1963
Synodontis macropunctatus Africa 22.9 SL 2008
Synodontis macrostigma Largespot squeaker Africa 17.1 TL 1911
Synodontis macrostoma Largemouth squeaker Africa 9.2 SL 1990
Synodontis manni Feather-barbelled squeaker Africa 21.6 SL 2001
Synodontis marmoratus Africa 4 SL 1895
Synodontis matthesi Africa 30 TL 1971
Synodontis melanopterus Africa 14.4 SL 1903
Synodontis melanostictus Africa 23.7 SL 1906
Synodontis membranaceus Africa 46 SL 1809
Synodontis multimaculatus Africa 6.4 SL 1902
Synodontis multipunctatus Africa 27.5 TL 1898
Synodontis nebulosus Cloudy squeaker Africa 15 SL 1852
Synodontis ngouniensis Africa 19.0 TL 2008
Synodontis nigrita Africa 33.5 TL 1840
Synodontis nigriventris Blotched upsidedown catfish Africa 9.6 TL 1936
Synodontis nigromaculatus Blackspotted squeaker Africa 38.5 TL 1905
Synodontis njassae Malawi squeaker Africa 19.2 TL 1908
Synodontis notatus Onespot squeaker Africa 26.5 TL 1893
Synodontis nummifer Africa 20.5 TL 1899
Synodontis obesus Africa 25.8 SL 1898
Synodontis ocellifer Africa 49 TL 1900
Synodontis omias Africa 36 SL 1864
Synodontis orientalis Africa 8.8 SL 2008
Synodontis ornatipinnis Africa 40 TL 1899
Synodontis ornatissimus Africa 21.1 TL 1982
Synodontis ouemeensis Africa 15.7 SL 2008
Synodontis pardalis Africa 23.5 TL 1908
Synodontis petricola Cuckoo Catfish Africa 10.2 TL 1959
Synodontis pleurops Congo squeaker Africa 32.5 TL 1897
Synodontis polli Africa 14.8 TL 1982
Synodontis polyodon Africa 16.8 SL 1895
Synodontis polystigma Africa 24.5 TL 1915
Synodontis pulcher Africa 15 TL 1971
Synodontis punctifer Africa 19.2 SL 1965
Synodontis punctulatus Africa 25 TL 1889
Synodontis punu Africa 5.5 SL 2009
Synodontis rebeli Africa 19.8 SL 1926
Synodontis resupinatus Africa 26 SL 1904
Synodontis ricardoae Ricardo's squeaker Africa 7.8 TL 1996
Synodontis robbianus Africa 10.5 SL 1875
Synodontis robertsi Africa 10 TL 1974
Synodontis ruandae Africa 16.2 TL 1959
Synodontis rufigiensis Africa 23 TL 1968
Synodontis rukwaensis Lake Rukwa squeaker Africa 29 TL 1903
Synodontis schall Wahrindi Africa 37 SL 1801
Synodontis schoutedeni Africa 17.1 TL 1936
Synodontis serpentis Tana squeaker Africa 12.4 TL 1962
Synodontis serratus Africa 39.5 TL 1829
Synodontis smiti Africa 22.2 TL 1902
Synodontis soloni Africa 15.5 TL 1899
Synodontis sorex Africa 36 SL 1864
Synodontis steindachneri Africa 14.7 SL 1913
Synodontis tanganyicae Africa 56 TL 1936
Synodontis tessmanni Africa 13.8 SL 1911
Synodontis thamalakanensis Africa 17.5 SL 1935
Synodontis thysi Africa 22.9 SL 1971
Synodontis tourei Africa 8.5 SL 1962
Synodontis unicolor Africa 24.1 TL 1915
Synodontis vaillanti Africa 58 TL 1897
Synodontis vanderwaali Africa 16.0 SL 1990
Synodontis velifer Africa 16.6 SL 1935
Synodontis vermiculatus Africa 50 SL 1954
Synodontis victoriae Lake Victoria squeaker Africa 35 SL 1906
Synodontis violaceus Africa 30 SL 1919
Synodontis voltae Africa 14.7 TL 1975
Synodontis waterloti Africa 14.1 SL 1962
Synodontis woleuensis Africa 6.5 SL 2008
Synodontis woosnami Upper Zambezi squeaker Africa 20.5 SL 1911
Synodontis xiphias Africa 67.5 SL 1864
Synodontis zambezensis Plain squeaker Africa 43 SL 1852
Synodontis zanzibaricus Eastcoast squeaker Africa 25 TL 1868



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