Synodontis macrostigma

Synodontis macrostigma


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 macrostigma



Synodontis macrostigma Boulenger, 1911

  • Lectotype: BMNH 1910.5.31.37.
    • Lectotype designated by Poll (1971)
  • Paralectotypes: BMNH 1910.5.31.38 (1).

Type locality: Southern Africa, Botswana, Okovango River, Lake Ngami District.[1]

Etymology: The species name is composed of the Greek makros (= long), and stigma (= mark, spot), and refers to the relatively large spots on the flanks of the species.


  • Boulenger, G. A.; 1911: Catalogue of the fresh-water fishes of Africa in the British Museum (Natural History). London. 2: 1–529.
  • Poll, M.; 1971: Révision des Synodontis Africains (Famille Mochocidae). Annales du Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Serie 8, Sciences Zoologiques, 191: 1–497.
  • Synodontis macrostigma in Catalog of Fishes, Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2024. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.