Synodontis dhonti


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 dhonti


  • Synodontis dhonti Boulenger, 1917

Holotype: MRAC 14344.

Type locality: Kilewa Bay, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lake Tanganyika.

Etymology: The species is "named after M. G. Dhont-De Bie, who accompanied Dr. Stappers on his expedition".


  • Boulenger, G. A., 1917: Descriptions of new fishes from Lake Tanganyika forming part of the collection made by the late Dr. L. Stappers for the Belgian Government. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (Series 8) 20 (119): 363–368.
  • Poll, M., 1971: Révision des Synodontis Africains (Famille Mochocidae). Annales du Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Serie 8, Sciences Zoologiques, 191: 1–497.
  • Wright, J. J. & Page, L. M., 2006: Taxonomic revision of Lake Tanganyikan Synodontis (Siluriformes: Mochokidae). Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History, 46 (4): 99–154.
  • Synodontis dhonti in Catalog of Fishes, Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2024. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.