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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Mochokidae Squeakers or upside-down catfishes

Genus: Synodontis

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Synodontis acanthomias Africa 59 TL 1899
Synodontis acanthoperca Africa 4.6 SL 2006
Synodontis afrofischeri Fischer's Victoria squeaker Africa 17.7 SL 1888
Synodontis alberti Bigeye squeaker Africa 20.3 TL 1891
Synodontis albolineatus Africa 17.2 SL 1924
Synodontis angelicus Angel squeaker Africa 55 TL 1891
Synodontis annectens Africa 24.3 SL 1911
Synodontis ansorgii Africa 22.3 SL 1911
Synodontis arnoulti Africa 19.3 SL 1966
Synodontis aterrimus Africa 11.5 TL 1968
Synodontis bastiani Africa 20.2 SL 1948
Synodontis batensoda Upsidedown catfish Africa 20.5 SL 1832
Synodontis batesii Africa 11.5 SL 1907
Synodontis brichardi Africa 15 TL 1959
Synodontis budgetti Africa 40 SL 1911
Synodontis camelopardalis Africa 18 TL 1971
Synodontis carineae Africa 16.4 SL 2011
Synodontis caudalis Africa 20.4 TL 1899
Synodontis caudovittatus Africa 22.5 TL 1901
Synodontis centralis Africa 13.5 TL 1971
Synodontis clarias Mandi Africa 36 SL 1758
Synodontis comoensis Africa 17.4 SL 1981
Synodontis congicus Africa 20.2 TL 1971
Synodontis contractus Bugeye squeaker Africa 9.7 TL 1928
Synodontis courteti Africa 50 SL 1906
Synodontis cuangoanus Africa 26.8 TL 1971
Synodontis decorus Clown squeaker Africa 31.8 TL 1899
Synodontis dekimpei Africa 17.6 SL 1987
Synodontis depauwi Africa 24 TL 1899
Synodontis dhonti Africa 32.5 SL 1917
Synodontis dorsomaculatus Africa 13.7 TL 1971
Synodontis eupterus Featherfin squeaker Africa 30 SL 1901
Synodontis filamentosus Africa 26 SL 1901
Synodontis flavitaeniatus Orangestriped squeaker Africa 19.5 TL 1919
Synodontis frontosus Africa 34.2 TL 1895
Synodontis fuelleborni Fuelleborn's squeaker Africa 19.2 TL 1903
Synodontis geledensis Geledi squeaker Africa 30.7 TL 1896
Synodontis gobroni Africa 47 SL 1954
Synodontis grandiops Africa 11.1 SL 2006
Synodontis granulosus Africa 27 TL 1900
Synodontis greshoffi Africa 26.6 TL 1891
Synodontis guttatus Africa 58.5 SL 1865
Synodontis haugi Africa 23.5 SL 1906
Synodontis ilebrevis Africa 13.6 SL 2006
Synodontis irsacae Africa 15.7 SL 1959
Synodontis iturii Africa 20.5 TL 1911
Synodontis katangae Africa 24 TL 1971
Synodontis khartoumensis Africa 21 TL 1967
Synodontis koensis Africa 11.3 SL 1933
Synodontis kogonensis Africa 21.2 SL 2008
Synodontis laessoei Africa 14.8 TL 1923
Synodontis leopardinus Leopard squeaker Africa 19.6 SL 1914
Synodontis leopardus Africa 6 SL 1896
Synodontis levequei Africa 17.7 SL 1987
Synodontis longirostris Africa 66 TL 1902
Synodontis longispinis Africa 13.5 TL 1930
Synodontis lucipinnis Africa 7.9 SL 2006
Synodontis lufirae Africa 20.5 TL 1971
Synodontis macrophthalmus Africa 14.6 SL 1971
Synodontis macrops Africa 17.3 TL 1963
Synodontis macropunctatus Africa 22.9 SL 2008
Synodontis macrostigma Largespot squeaker Africa 17.1 TL 1911
Synodontis macrostoma Largemouth squeaker Africa 9.2 SL 1990
Synodontis manni Feather-barbelled squeaker Africa 21.6 SL 2001
Synodontis marmoratus Africa 4 SL 1895
Synodontis matthesi Africa 30 TL 1971
Synodontis melanopterus Africa 14.4 SL 1903
Synodontis melanostictus Africa 23.7 SL 1906
Synodontis membranaceus Africa 46 SL 1809
Synodontis multimaculatus Africa 6.4 SL 1902
Synodontis multipunctatus Africa 27.5 TL 1898
Synodontis nebulosus Cloudy squeaker Africa 15 SL 1852
Synodontis ngouniensis Africa 19.0 TL 2008
Synodontis nigrita Africa 33.5 TL 1840
Synodontis nigriventris Blotched upsidedown catfish Africa 9.6 TL 1936
Synodontis nigromaculatus Blackspotted squeaker Africa 38.5 TL 1905
Synodontis njassae Malawi squeaker Africa 19.2 TL 1908
Synodontis notatus Onespot squeaker Africa 26.5 TL 1893
Synodontis nummifer Africa 20.5 TL 1899
Synodontis obesus Africa 25.8 SL 1898
Synodontis ocellifer Africa 49 TL 1900
Synodontis omias Africa 36 SL 1864
Synodontis orientalis Africa 8.8 SL 2008
Synodontis ornatipinnis Africa 40 TL 1899
Synodontis ornatissimus Africa 21.1 TL 1982
Synodontis ouemeensis Africa 15.7 SL 2008
Synodontis pardalis Africa 23.5 TL 1908
Synodontis petricola Cuckoo Catfish Africa 10.2 TL 1959
Synodontis pleurops Congo squeaker Africa 32.5 TL 1897
Synodontis polli Africa 14.8 TL 1982
Synodontis polyodon Africa 16.8 SL 1895
Synodontis polystigma Africa 24.5 TL 1915
Synodontis pulcher Africa 15 TL 1971
Synodontis punctifer Africa 19.2 SL 1965
Synodontis punctulatus Africa 25 TL 1889
Synodontis punu Africa 5.5 SL 2009
Synodontis rebeli Africa 19.8 SL 1926
Synodontis resupinatus Africa 26 SL 1904
Synodontis ricardoae Ricardo's squeaker Africa 7.8 TL 1996
Synodontis robbianus Africa 10.5 SL 1875
Synodontis robertsi Africa 10 TL 1974
Synodontis ruandae Africa 16.2 TL 1959
Synodontis rufigiensis Africa 23 TL 1968
Synodontis rukwaensis Lake Rukwa squeaker Africa 29 TL 1903
Synodontis schall Wahrindi Africa 37 SL 1801
Synodontis schoutedeni Africa 17.1 TL 1936
Synodontis serpentis Tana squeaker Africa 12.4 TL 1962
Synodontis serratus Africa 39.5 TL 1829
Synodontis smiti Africa 22.2 TL 1902
Synodontis soloni Africa 15.5 TL 1899
Synodontis sorex Africa 36 SL 1864
Synodontis steindachneri Africa 14.7 SL 1913
Synodontis tanganyicae Africa 56 TL 1936
Synodontis tessmanni Africa 13.8 SL 1911
Synodontis thamalakanensis Africa 17.5 SL 1935
Synodontis thysi Africa 22.9 SL 1971
Synodontis tourei Africa 8.5 SL 1962
Synodontis unicolor Africa 24.1 TL 1915
Synodontis vaillanti Africa 58 TL 1897
Synodontis vanderwaali Africa 16.0 SL 1990
Synodontis velifer Africa 16.6 SL 1935
Synodontis vermiculatus Africa 50 SL 1954
Synodontis victoriae Lake Victoria squeaker Africa 35 SL 1906
Synodontis violaceus Africa 30 SL 1919
Synodontis voltae Africa 14.7 TL 1975
Synodontis waterloti Africa 14.1 SL 1962
Synodontis woleuensis Africa 6.5 SL 2008
Synodontis woosnami Upper Zambezi squeaker Africa 20.5 SL 1911
Synodontis xiphias Africa 67.5 SL 1864
Synodontis zambezensis Plain squeaker Africa 43 SL 1852
Synodontis zanzibaricus Eastcoast squeaker Africa 25 TL 1868



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