Synodontis greshoffi

Synodontis greshoffi


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 greshoffi


  • Synodontis greshoffi Schilthuis, 1891

Holotype: BMNH 1899.9.6.7.

Type locality: Democratic Republic of Congo, Kinshasa, Stanley Pool, upper Congo River near Brazzaville.

Etymology: The specific name greshoffi is dedicated to Mr. A. Greshoff, who shipped in the course of the years 1886 - 1890 a considerable number of fishes from Boma to the Zoological Musuem of the University of Utrecht, amongst them was also this species.




  • Boulenger, G. A., 1920: Descriptions de deux poissons nouveaux de l'Ituri. Revue Zoologique Africaine, 8 (2): 148–150.
  • Boulenger, G. A., 1920: Poissons recueillis au Congo Belge par l'expédition du Dr C. Christy. (Matériaux pour la Faune du Congo.). Annales du Musée du Congo Belge, Sér. C (Zoologie), (Sér. 1) 2 (4): 1–38.
  • Poll, M., 1971: Révision des Synodontis Africains (Famille Mochocidae). Annales du Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Serie 8, Sciences Zoologiques, No. 191: 1–497.
  • Schilthuis, L., 1891: On a collection of fishes from the Congo; with description of some new species. Tijdschrift der Nederlandsche Dierkundige Vereeniging, Ser. 2, 3: 83–92.
  • Synodontis greshoffi in Catalog of Fishes, Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2024. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.