|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Microsynodontis polli Lambert, 1958|
|Common Name(s)||Pygmy Syno, Pygmy Synodontis|
|Type Locality||Gbin R., French Guinea.|
|Pronunciation||mike row sin oh don tiss|
|Etymology||Microsynodontis: From the Greek mikros, meaning small, and synodontis; in reference to the small size of members of this genus. Named to honour Max Poll, a Belgian ichthyologist who worked extensively with fish from Lake Tanganyika and the Congo drainage.|
|Size||60mm (2.4") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The genus Microsynodontis has an interrupted lateral line. The caudal fin is usually rounded or truncate, sometimes with a slight indent. There is a long adipose fin with no fin ray. Three pairs of barbels with the mandibular barbels branched.
This species is highly variable in color, having a yellowish to brown base color, sometimes with dark spots, others have vertical looking slashes of lighter color or a combination of all the above, some large specimens even show a tendency to go an almost all whitish coloration. They are a longer looking species when compared to most others as they get bigger, this is also partly due to the long rounded caudal fin.
|Distribution||Africa: Gbin River, upper Niger in Guinea. Reported from Saint John, Liberia and Malebo Pool, DRC.
African Waters, Nigeria Waters, Niger, Upper Niger, Gbin (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Congo, Lower Congo, Pool Malebo (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|pH||6.5 - 7.2|
|Temperature||22.0-25.0°C or 71.6-77°F (Show others within this range)|
|References||Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr.v. 57 (nos. 1-2) - pp42 - Fig. 1|
|Registered Keepers||(1) CatBrat, (2) Oliver D. (k: 5), (3) Silurus, (4) Dave Rinaldo, (5) tezr, (6) Richard B (p: 2, k: 3), (7) xsweeneyx, (8) rommer (k: 10), (9) N0body Of The Goat, who also notes: "Despite a long acclimitisation, lost the other five members within minutes of adding to tank, worst fishkeeping experience to date :(", (10) Birger (k: 5), (11) Stan, (12) jippo (k: 6), (13) CoryWally (p: 2).
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- Shane's World Species The genus Microsynodontis
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|Last Update||2013 Jan 27 21:11 (species record created: 2002 Aug 31 00:00)|
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