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Synodontis manni  De Vos, 2001

Feather-barbelled squeaker
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Mochokidae (Squeakers or upside-down catfishes)
Etymology: Synodontis: Greek, syn, symphysis = grown together + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335);  manni: Named after Mike Mann, who first reported the presence of this species in the Tana River (Ref. 39831).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Africa: Lower Tana River in Kenya.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 39831)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 11 - 12. Moderately sized species; snout rounded; lips give a distinctive horseshoe-shaped appearance to mouth in ventral view and with prominent lateral lobes; snout long (58.8-68.8%HL), 6-8 long teeth, each tooth curved distally upwards; maxillary barbel with a distinct marginal membrane at base and with well-developed thin tuberculate branches on anterior side; adipose fin well developed and separated from dorsal fin by a distance measuring 16.4-22.3%SL (Ref. 39831). Overall coloration of adult fish light brown with a white belly, caudal fin brownish, young fish brownish with irregular, broad white dendritic streaks on the flanks (Ref. 39831).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Synodontis manni was only found in the main river of the Lower Tana drainage. According to local fishermen it is most abundant in deeper waters of the river where it lives near large logs and stranded trees (Ref. 39831). Oviparous (Ref. 205).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Oviparous (Ref. 205). Distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

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De Vos, L., 2001. Synodontis manni (Teleostei: Mochokidae), a new catfish from the Lower Tana River, Kenya. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 12(1):41-50. (Ref. 39831)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01380 (0.00604 - 0.03153), b=2.95 (2.77 - 3.13), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .