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Jump to next section Summary of Microsynodontis
Pronounced 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.
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.
Size Smallest 27mm, largest 100mm, average 52mm, most commonly 60mm. All SL.
Species There are 13 "species" in the database
Keepers 4 species (30%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Microsynodontis batesii (35.14%)
2. Microsynodontis sp. (1) (33.78%)
3. Microsynodontis polli (29.73%)
4. Microsynodontis christyi (1.35%)

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