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Synodontis melanostictus


Synodontis melanostictus was originally described as Synodontis melanostictus by Boulenger in 1906. It belongs to the family Mochokidae and subfamily Mochokinae. It is found in Fresh water.
Species   melanostictus
AuthorWI   Boulenger [G. A.]
AuthorNI   Boulenger
Qualification   ---
Year   1906
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Siluriformes Siluriformes
Family   Mochokidae
Mochokinae Mochokinae
Genus   Synodontis
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Siluriformes
Family   Mochokidae
Subfamily   Mochokinae
Genus   Synodontis
Original Name   Synodontis        
Taxon Name   melanostictus
Original Combination   Synodontis melanostictus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Synodontis melanostictus
OriginalSubGenus   Synodontis
Original Author   Boulenger
Original AuthorWI   Boulenger [G. A.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1906
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Mochokinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Lofu, Lake Tanganyika.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:318 [ref. 29155].
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   BMNH 1906.9.8.72
Journal   Trans. Zool. Soc. Lond.
Citation   v. 17 (pt 6, no. 1)
Page   553
Illustrations   Pl. 34

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Synodontis melanostictus
Current Species   melanostictus
Current Genus Synodontis
Current AuthorWI Boulenger [G. A.]
Current AuthorNI   Boulenger
Current Year   1906
Current Family Mochokidae
Current Subfamily
Mochokinae Mochokinae

Habitat Freshwater.        
Water Fresh water

Current Summary   Valid as Synodontis melanostictus  Boulenger 1906. Mochokidae: Mochokinae.
Name History   •Synonym of Synodontis nigromaculatus Boulenger 1905 -- (Poll 1971:325 [ref. 7700], Gosse 1986:136 [ref. 6194]). •Valid as Synodontis melanostictus Boulenger 1906 -- (Wright & Page 2006:130 [ref. 28885], Wright & Page 2008:296 [ref. 29628]). •Synonym of Synodontis nigromaculata Boulenger 1905 -- (Ferraris 2007:318 [ref. 29155]).

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depauwi Synodontis depauwi Boulenger [G. A.] 1899Valid
dhonti Synodontis dhonti Boulenger [G. A.] 1917Valid
dorsomaculata Synodontis dorsomaculata Poll [M.] 1971Synonym
dorsomaculatus Synodontis dorsomaculatus Poll [M.] 1971Valid
eburneensis Synodontis eburneensis Daget [J.] 1965Synonym
euptera Synodontis euptera Boulenger [G. A.] 1901Synonym
eupterus Synodontis eupterus Boulenger [G. A.] 1901Valid
eurystomus Synodontis eurystomus Pfeffer [G. J.] 1889Synonym
eurystomus Synodontis eurystomus Matthes [M.] 1959Synonym
fascipinna Synodontis fascipinna Nichols [J. T.] & LaMonte [F. R.] 1953Valid
filamentosa Synodontis filamentosa Boulenger [G. A.] 1901Synonym
filamentosus Synodontis filamentosus Boulenger [G. A.] 1901Valid
flavitaeniata Synodontis flavitaeniata Boulenger [G. A.] 1919Synonym
flavitaeniatus Synodontis flavitaeniatus Boulenger [G. A.] 1919Valid
frontosa Synodontis frontosa Vaillant [L. L.] 1895Synonym
frontosus Synodontis frontosus Vaillant [L. L.] 1895Valid
fuelleborni Synodontis fuelleborni Hilgendorf [F. M.] & Pappenheim [P.] 1903Valid
galinae Synodontis galinae Kochetov [A. M.] 1998Synonym
gambiensis Synodontis gambiensis Günther [A.] 1864Valid
gambiensis latifrons Synodontis gambiensis latifrons Blache [J.] 1964Synonym
geledensis Synodontis geledensis Günther [A.] 1896Valid
gobroni Synodontis gobroni Daget [J.] 1954Valid
grandiops Synodontis grandiops Wright [J. J.] & Page [L. M.] 2006Valid
granulosa Synodontis granulosa Boulenger [G. A.] 1900Synonym
granulosus Synodontis granulosus Boulenger [G. A.] 1900Valid
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