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Synodontis ngouniensis  De Weirdt, Vreven & Fermon, 2008

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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);  ngouniensis: Specific name referring to the Ngounié River basin, its type locality (Ref. 78701).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: Ngounié River basin and upper Nyanga River basin in Gabon and Republic of Congo (Ref. 78701).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78701)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7. Distinguished from other species in this genus in having the following set of characters: 1-4 weakly developed serrations, distally located on the anterior part of the dorsal spine (vs. entirely well serrated); mandibular teeth 12-19 (vs. at least 23); membrane broad; i.e., proximally at least as brad as barbel thread, on the proximal 2/3 of the maxillary barbel (vs. none or very weakly developed); striking color pattern, black background with whitish irregularly shaped lines and dots (Ref. 78701).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Specimens have been caught in the Dola River (Gabon) at depth of 0.80 m above a sand/gravel substrate; water here was opaque, alkaline (pH 8.41) with high conductivity and with temperature of 24.0°C (Ref. 78701).

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de Weirdt, D.D., E. Vreven and Y. Fermon, 2008. Synodontis ngouniensis, new species (Siluriformes: Mochokidae) from the Ngounié and Nyanga basins, Gabon and Republic of Congo. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 19(2):121-128. (Ref. 78701)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

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=0.00631 (0.00264 - 0.01508), b=3.09 (2.88 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.4 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 vulnerability (22 of 100) .