Synodontis granulosus

Synodontis granulosus


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 granulosus


  • Synodontis granulosus Boulenger, 1900

Lectotype: BMNH 1906.9.6.40. Paralectotypes: BMNH 1906.9.6.41-42 (2).

Type locality: Northern end of Lake Tanganyika.

Etymology: From the Latin granulum, meaning of grain, in reference of the granular papillae present on skin of body.




  • Boulenger, G. A., 1900: Diagnoses of new fishes discovered by Mr. J. E. S. Moore in Lake Tanganyika. I. Cyprinidae, Siluridae. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (Series 7) 6 (35): 478–481.
  • 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 granulosus in Catalog of Fishes, Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2024. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.