Synodontis thamalakanensis

Synodontis thamalakanensis


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 thamalakanensis



Synodontis thamalakanensis Fowler, 1935

  • Holotype: ANSP 53245.
  • Paratype: TMP 15305 [ex ANSP 53246] (1) (? now at SAIAB (formerly RUSI)).

Type locality: Thamalakane River at Maun [1], Botswana.

Etymology: The species epithet thamalakanensis is derived from the type locality of the species, the Thamalakane River.


  • Fowler, H. W.; 1935: Scientific results of the Vernay-Lang Kalahari expedition, March to September, 1930. Fresh-water fishes. Annals of the Transvaal Museum, 16 (2): 251–293, Pls. 6-9.
  • Poll, M.; 1971: Révision des Synodontis Africains (Famille Mochocidae). Annales du Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Serie 8, Sciences Zoologiques, 191: 1–497.
  • Seegers, L.; 2008: Die Welse Afrikas. Ein Handbuch für Bestimmung und Pflege. Tetra Verlag, Berlin-Velten. / The catfishes of Africa. A handbook for identification and maintenance. Aqualog Verlag, Rodgau, Germany.
  • Synodontis thamalakanensis in Catalog of Fishes, Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2024. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.