Synodontis annectens


Taxonavigation: Siluriformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Sectio: Otophysa
Ordo: Siluriformes

Familia: Mochokidae
Subfamilia: Mochokinae
Genus: Synodontis
Species: Synodontis annectens



Synodontis annectens Boulenger 1911: 56.

Lectotype: BMNH 1901.12.28.60. Paralectotypes: BMNH 1912.4.1.134-135 (1), 1912.4.1.136 (1), 1912.4.1.137 (1); NMW 44743 (1).

Type locality: Gambia. Nianimaru.

Etymology: Species name annectens from Latin annectens, meaning linking or joining, because the author find this species intermediate between S. sorex and S. clarias.


  • Boulenger, G. A. (1911): Further Descriptions of new Freshwater Fishes discovered by Dr. W. J. Ansorge in Portuguese Guinea. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (8) 8 (43): 56–57.
  • Poll, M. (1971): Révision des Synodontis Africains (Famille Mochocidae). Annales du Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Serie 8 Zoologie, 191: 1–497.
  • Synodontis annectens in Catalog of Fishes, Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2024. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.