Synodontis multipunctatus

Synodontis multipunctatus


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 multipunctatus


  • Synodontis multipunctatus Boulenger, 1898

Holotype: BMNH 1898.9.9.76.

Type locality: Sumbu, Lake Tanganyika.

Etymology: The specific name multipunctatus is a combination of the Latin multi (= many), and the Latin punctum (= dot or spot), it refers to the pattern of the species, consisting of many dots on the body.


  • Boulenger, G. A., 1898: Report on the fishes recently obtained by Mr. J. E. S. Moore in Lake Tanganyika. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 3: 494–497.
  • Poll, M., 1971: Révision des Synodontis Africains (Famille Mochocidae). Annales du Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Serie 8, Sciences Zoologiques, 191: 1–497.
  • Schraml, E., 2003: Fiederbartwelse aus dem Tanganjikasee (Teil 1). DATZ, 56 (8): 60–65.
  • 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 multipunctatus in Catalog of Fishes, Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2024. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.
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