Synodontis nigromaculatus

Synodontis nigromaculatus


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 nigromaculatus


  • Synodontis nigromaculatus Boulenger, 1905

Holotype: BMNH 1905.11.10.10.

Type locality: Zambia, Lake Bangwelo [Bangweolo].[1]

Etymology: The species epithet is a compound of the Latin nigro (= black), and maculatus (= spotted), an allution to the dark spots of the species.




  • Boulenger, G. A.; 1905: On a collection of fishes from Lake Bangwelo. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (Series 7) 16 (96) (art. 72): 642–647.
  • Boulenger, G. A.; 1923: Descriptions of three new fresh-water fishes from northern Rhodesia. Annals of the South African Museum, 13 (pt.7, no. 13): 437–438.
  • 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 nigromaculatus in Catalog of Fishes, Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2024. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.