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Synodontis tourei  Daget, 1962

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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).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?; 14°N - 11°N

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Africa: only known from the upper Bafing River (Senegal basin) in the Fouta Djalon, Guinea (Ref. 57223).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57223)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Anal spines: 0. Diagnosis: gill slits not extending ventrally beyond pectoral-fin insertions; post-orbital length at least 60% of snout length; maxillary barbels longer than head, unbranched, without tubercles, but bordered by a narrow and very short basal membrane; outer mandibular barbels with long, simple and thin ramifications (6 in the lectotype); branches of inner mandibular barbels shorter, thicker, subdivided and tuberculate; mandibular teeth short and narrow, numbering 20-39 (39 in the lectotype); denticulations of pectoral-fin spines very weak on outer margins, much stronger on inner margin; dorsal-fin spine smooth anteriorly, except for a few apical denticles; humeral process narrow, triangular, pointed, at least twice as deep as long and not keeled ventrally; adipose fin not very high nor very long, and distinctly separated from rayed dorsal fin; body covered with irregular, more or less coalesced spots; belly dark (Ref. 57223). Coloration: rather dark, with a network of more or less distinct light wavy bands; fins, in particular the caudal, with well visible spots aligned in bands (Ref. 57223).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Oviparous (Ref. 205). Maximum TL recorded was 10.5 cm (Ref. 57223).

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

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Paugy, D. and T.R. Roberts, 2003. Mochokidae. p. 195-268 In C. Lévêque, D. Paugy and G.G. Teugels (eds.) Faune des poissons d'eaux douce et saumâtres de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, Tome 2. Coll. Faune et Flore tropicales 40. Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgique, Museum National d'Histoire Naturalle, Paris, France and Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Paris, France. 815 p. (Ref. 57223)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

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=0.00617 (0.00259 - 0.01467), b=3.09 (2.88 - 3.30), 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 (12 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.