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Synodontis  Cuvier, 1816
Taxonomic Serial No.: 164148

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

 Geographic Information
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