Synodontis ngouniensis De Weirdt, Vreven & Fermon, 2008
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Family:  Mochokidae (Squeakers or upside-down catfishes), subfamily: Mochokinae
Max. size:  19.03 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater,
Distribution:  Africa: Ngounié River basin and upper Nyanga River basin in Gabon and Republic of Congo (Ref. 78701).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1-1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7. 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:  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).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 28.10.08
Modified by: Geelhand, Dimitri - 21.03.14

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