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Synodontis  Cuvier, 1816
Taxonomic Serial No.: 164148

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): back-swimming Congo catfish [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2005   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderSiluriformes  – silures, catfishes  
                               FamilyMochokidae Jordan, 1923 – naked catfishes, squeakers, upside-down catfishes  
                                  GenusSynodontis Cuvier, 1816 – back-swimming Congo catfish  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Species Synodontis acanthomias Boulenger, 1899  
                                     Species Synodontis afrofischeri Hilgendorf, 1888  
                                     Species Synodontis alberti Schilthuis, 1891  
                                     Species Synodontis albolineatus Pellegrin, 1924  
                                     Species Synodontis angelicus Schilthuis, 1891 – angel catfish, spotted upside-down catfish 
                                     Species Synodontis annectens Boulenger, 1911  
                                     Species Synodontis ansorgii Boulenger, 1911  
                                     Species Synodontis arnoulti Roman, 1966  
                                     Species Synodontis aterrimus Poll and Roberts, 1968  
                                     Species Synodontis bastiani Daget, 1948  
                                     Species Synodontis batensoda Rüppell, 1832  
                                     Species Synodontis batesii Boulenger, 1907  
                                     Species Synodontis brichardi Poll, 1959  
                                     Species Synodontis budgetti Boulenger, 1911  
                                     Species Synodontis camelopardalis Poll, 1971  
                                     Species Synodontis caudalis Boulenger, 1899  
                                     Species Synodontis caudovittatus Boulenger, 1901  
                                     Species Synodontis centralis Poll, 1971  
                                     Species Synodontis clarias (Linnaeus, 1758)  
                                     Species Synodontis comoensis Daget and Lévêque, 1981  
                                     Species Synodontis congicus Poll, 1971  
                                     Species Synodontis contractus Vinciguerra, 1928  
                                     Species Synodontis courteti Pellegrin, 1906  
                                     Species Synodontis cuangoanus Poll, 1971  
                                     Species Synodontis decorus Boulenger, 1899  
                                     Species Synodontis dekimpei Paugy, 1987  
                                     Species Synodontis depauwi Boulenger, 1899  
                                     Species Synodontis dhonti Boulenger, 1917  
                                     Species Synodontis dorsomaculatus Poll, 1971  
                                     Species Synodontis eupterus Boulenger, 1901  
                                     Species Synodontis fascipinna Nichols and La Monte, 1953  
                                     Species Synodontis filamentosus Boulenger, 1901  
                                     Species Synodontis flavitaeniatus Boulenger, 1919  
                                     Species Synodontis frontosus Vaillant, 1895  
                                     Species Synodontis fuelleborni Hilgendorf and Pappenheim, 1903  
                                     Species Synodontis gambiensis Günther, 1864  
                                     Species Synodontis geledensis Günther, 1896  
                                     Species Synodontis granulosus Boulenger, 1900  
                                     Species Synodontis greshoffi Schilthuis, 1891  
                                     Species Synodontis guttatus Günther, 1865  
                                     Species Synodontis haugi Pellegrin, 1906  
                                     Species Synodontis iturii Steindachner, 1911  
                                     Species Synodontis katangae Poll, 1971  
                                     Species Synodontis khartoumensis Gideiri, 1967  
                                     Species Synodontis koensis Pellegrin, 1933  
                                     Species Synodontis labeo Günther, 1865  
                                     Species Synodontis laessoei Norman, 1923  
                                     Species Synodontis leopardinus Pellegrin, 1914  
                                     Species Synodontis leopardus Pfeffer, 1896  
                                     Species Synodontis levequei Paugy, 1987  
                                     Species Synodontis longirostris Boulenger, 1902  
                                     Species Synodontis longispinis Pellegrin, 1930  
                                     Species Synodontis lufirae Poll, 1971  
                                     Species Synodontis macrophthalmus Poll, 1971  
                                     Species Synodontis macrops Greenwood, 1963  
                                     Species Synodontis macrostigma Boulenger, 1911  
                                     Species Synodontis macrostoma Skelton and White, 1990  
                                     Species Synodontis manni De Vos, 2001  
                                     Species Synodontis marmoratus Lönnberg, 1895  
                                     Species Synodontis matthesi Poll, 1971  
                                     Species Synodontis melanopterus Boulenger, 1903  
                                     Species Synodontis membranaceus (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1809)  
                                     Species Synodontis multimaculatus Boulenger, 1902  
                                     Species Synodontis multipunctatus Boulenger, 1898  
                                     Species Synodontis nebulosus Peters, 1852  
                                     Species Synodontis nigrita Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1840  
                                     Species Synodontis nigriventris David, 1936 – back-swimming Congo catfish, up-side-down catfish 
                                     Species Synodontis nigromaculatus Boulenger, 1905  
                                     Species Synodontis njassae Keilhack, 1908  
                                     Species Synodontis notatus Vaillant, 1893  
                                     Species Synodontis nummifer Boulenger, 1899  
                                     Species Synodontis obesus Boulenger, 1898  
                                     Species Synodontis ocellifer Boulenger, 1900  
                                     Species Synodontis omias Günther, 1864  
                                     Species Synodontis ornatipinnis Boulenger, 1899  
                                     Species Synodontis ornatissimus Gosse, 1982  
                                     Species Synodontis pardalis Boulenger, 1908  
                                     Species Synodontis petricola Matthes, 1959  
                                     Species Synodontis pleurops Boulenger, 1897  
                                     Species Synodontis polli Gosse, 1982  
                                     Species Synodontis polyodon Vaillant, 1895  
                                     Species Synodontis polystigma Boulenger, 1915  
                                     Species Synodontis pulcher Poll, 1971  
                                     Species Synodontis punctifer Daget, 1965  
                                     Species Synodontis punctulatus Günther, 1889  
                                     Species Synodontis rebeli Holly, 1926  
                                     Species Synodontis resupinatus Boulenger, 1904  
                                     Species Synodontis ricardoae Seegers, 1996  
                                     Species Synodontis robbianus Smith, 1875  
                                     Species Synodontis robertsi Poll, 1974  
                                     Species Synodontis ruandae Matthes, 1959  
                                     Species Synodontis rufigiensis Bailey, 1968  
                                     Species Synodontis rukwaensis Hilgendorf and Pappenheim, 1903  
                                     Species Synodontis schall (Bloch and Schneider, 1801)  
                                     Species Synodontis schoutedeni David, 1936  
                                     Species Synodontis serpentis Whitehead, 1962  
                                     Species Synodontis serratus Rüppell, 1829  
                                     Species Synodontis smiti Boulenger, 1902  
                                     Species Synodontis soloni Boulenger, 1899  
                                     Species Synodontis sorex Günther, 1864  
                                     Species Synodontis steindachneri Boulenger, 1913  
                                     Species Synodontis tanganyicae Borodin, 1936  
                                     Species Synodontis tessmanni Pappenheim, 1911  
                                     Species Synodontis thamalakanensis Fowler, 1935  
                                     Species Synodontis thysi Poll, 1971  
                                     Species Synodontis tourei Daget, 1962  
                                     Species Synodontis unicolor Boulenger, 1915  
                                     Species Synodontis vanderwaali Skelton and White, 1990  
                                     Species Synodontis velifer Norman, 1935  
                                     Species Synodontis vermiculatus Daget, 1954  
                                     Species Synodontis victoriae Boulenger, 1906  
                                     Species Synodontis violaceus Pellegrin, 1919  
                                     Species Synodontis voltae Roman, 1975  
                                     Species Synodontis waterloti Daget, 1962  
                                     Species Synodontis woosnami Boulenger, 1911  
                                     Species Synodontis xiphias Günther, 1864  
                                     Species Synodontis zambezensis Peters, 1852  
                                     Species Synodontis zanzibaricus Peters, 1868  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 08-Apr-2005, website (version 05-Apr-05)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Reference for: Synodontis   
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 17-Mar-2003, website (version 13-Mar-03)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Reference for: Synodontis   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Synodontis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Fishes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3   
  Page(s): 2905   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-47-5   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Synodontis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S.  
  Publication Date: 1994   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishes of the World, Third Edition   
  Page(s): xvii + 600   
  Publisher: John Wiley and Sons   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-54713-1   
  Reference for: Synodontis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Shiino, Sueo M.  
  Publication Date: 1976   
  Article/Chapter Title: List of Common Names of Fishes of the World, Those Prevailing among English-speaking Nations   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Science Report of Shima Marineland, no. 4   
  Page(s): 262   
  Publisher: Shima Marineland   
  Publication Place: Kashikojima, Shima, Mie, Japan   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0385-1109   
  Reference for: Synodontis, back-swimming Congo catfish [English]   

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