Down arrow Subfamily Overview
Image Common member of the subfamily mochokinae
Size Range Smallest 27mm, largest 800mm, average 222mm, most commonly 500mm. All SL.
Species There are 176 species in 5 genera in the database.
Keepers 97 species (55%) are being kept by registered keepers.
Breeders 8 species (4.5%) are being bred.
 
Down arrow Top Five Genera
1. Synodontis 159 species (159 keepers)
2. Microsynodontis 13 species (13 keepers)
3. Mochokus 2 species (2 keepers)
4. Acanthocleithron 1 species (1 keepers)
5. Mochokiella 1 species (1 keepers)
 
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Down arrow Most Kept Species
1. Synodontis eupterus (14.85%)
2. Synodontis nigriventris (8.06%)
3. Synodontis multipunctatus (7.94%)
4. Synodontis petricola (7.21%)
5. Synodontis lucipinnis (6.61%)
6. Synodontis decorus (4.61%)
7. Synodontis angelicus (4.35%)
8. Synodontis ocellifer (3.07%)
9. Synodontis nigrita (3.03%)
10. Synodontis schoutedeni (2.56%)
11. Synodontis flavitaeniatus (2.43%)
12. Synodontis brichardi (2.13%)
13. Synodontis granulosus (1.62%)
14. Synodontis polli (1.32%)
15. Synodontis notatus (1.28%)
16. Synodontis alberti (1.28%)
17. Synodontis njassae (1.24%)
18. Microsynodontis sp. (1) (1.24%)
19. Microsynodontis batesii (1.15%)
20. Synodontis sp. hybrid(5) (1.02%)
21. Mochokiella paynei (0.94%)
22. Microsynodontis polli (0.94%)
23. Synodontis pardalis (0.9%)
24. Synodontis pleurops (0.85%)
25. Synodontis ornatipinnis (0.85%)
 
Down arrow Species List
1. Acanthocleithron chapini (i:2, k:0)
2. Microsynodontis armatus (i:3, k:0)
3. Microsynodontis batesii (i:5, k:27)
4. Microsynodontis christyi (i:2, k:2)
5. Microsynodontis emarginatus (i:2, k:0)
6. Microsynodontis hirsutus (i:2, k:0)
7. Microsynodontis laevigatus (i:3, k:0)
8. Microsynodontis lamberti (i:1, k:0)
9. Microsynodontis nannoculus (i:1, k:0)
10. Microsynodontis nasutus (i:1, k:0)
11. Microsynodontis notatus (i:3, k:0)
12. Microsynodontis polli (i:15, k:22)
13. Microsynodontis sp. (1) (i:16, k:29)
14. Microsynodontis vigilis (i:1, k:0)
15. Mochokiella paynei (i:16, k:22)
16. Mochokus brevis (i:1, k:0)
17. Mochokus niloticus (i:4, k:0)
18. Synodontis acanthomias (i:13, k:10)
19. Synodontis acanthoperca (i:3, k:0)
20. Synodontis aff. multipunctatus (i:1, k:4)
21. Synodontis afrofischeri (i:14, k:4)
22. Synodontis alberti (i:13, k:30)
23. Synodontis albolineatus (i:4, k:2)
24. Synodontis angelicus (i:22, k:102)
25. Synodontis annectens (i:6, k:0)
26. Synodontis ansorgii (i:12, k:8)
27. Synodontis arnoulti (i:4, k:0)
28. Synodontis aterrimus (i:7, k:18)
29. Synodontis bastiani (i:8, k:3)
30. Synodontis batensoda (i:13, k:19)
31. Synodontis batesii (i:13, k:8)
32. Synodontis brichardi (i:14, k:50)
33. Synodontis budgetti (i:5, k:5)
34. Synodontis camelopardalis (i:5, k:5)
35. Synodontis carineae (i:0, k:0)
36. Synodontis caudalis (i:10, k:3)
37. Synodontis caudovittatus (i:5, k:1)
38. Synodontis centralis (i:3, k:0)
39. Synodontis cf. multimaculatus (i:1, k:1)
40. Synodontis cf. petricola (i:2, k:13)
41. Synodontis cf. polli(1) (i:7, k:4)
42. Synodontis cf. polli(2) (i:1, k:2)
43. Synodontis clarias (i:10, k:14)
44. Synodontis comoensis (i:2, k:6)
45. Synodontis congicus (i:11, k:8)
46. Synodontis contractus (i:9, k:17)
47. Synodontis courteti (i:6, k:1)
48. Synodontis cuangoanus (i:6, k:2)
49. Synodontis decorus (i:12, k:108)
50. Synodontis dekimpei (i:1, k:0)
51. Synodontis denticulatus (i:0, k:0)
52. Synodontis depauwi (i:4, k:0)
53. Synodontis dhonti (i:3, k:4)
54. Synodontis dorsomaculatus (i:6, k:1)
55. Synodontis eupterus (i:22, k:348)
56. Synodontis filamentosus (i:9, k:7)
57. Synodontis flavitaeniatus (i:14, k:57)
58. Synodontis frontosus (i:4, k:10)
59. Synodontis fuelleborni (i:6, k:0)
60. Synodontis geledensis (i:4, k:0)
61. Synodontis gobroni (i:4, k:0)
62. Synodontis grandiops (i:10, k:17)
63. Synodontis granulosus (i:16, k:38)
64. Synodontis greshoffi (i:12, k:13)
65. Synodontis guttatus (i:2, k:0)
66. Synodontis haugi (i:6, k:0)
67. Synodontis ilebrevis (i:4, k:3)
68. Synodontis irsacae (i:24, k:3)
69. Synodontis iturii (i:3, k:0)
70. Synodontis katangae (i:3, k:1)
71. Synodontis khartoumensis (i:3, k:0)
72. Synodontis koensis (i:3, k:4)
73. Synodontis kogonensis (i:0, k:0)
74. Synodontis laessoei (i:6, k:0)
75. Synodontis leopardinus (i:1, k:0)
76. Synodontis leopardus (i:0, k:0)
77. Synodontis levequei (i:1, k:0)
78. Synodontis longirostris (i:13, k:13)
79. Synodontis longispinis (i:3, k:0)
80. Synodontis lucipinnis (i:22, k:155)
81. Synodontis lufirae (i:6, k:3)
82. Synodontis macrophthalmus (i:3, k:0)
83. Synodontis macrops (i:8, k:1)
84. Synodontis macropunctatus (i:2, k:0)
85. Synodontis macrostigma (i:5, k:0)
86. Synodontis macrostoma (i:3, k:0)
87. Synodontis manni (i:0, k:0)
88. Synodontis marmoratus (i:3, k:0)
89. Synodontis matthesi (i:6, k:0)
90. Synodontis melanopterus (i:6, k:0)
91. Synodontis melanostictus (i:8, k:0)
92. Synodontis membranaceus (i:16, k:20)
93. Synodontis multimaculatus (i:5, k:4)
94. Synodontis multipunctatus (i:24, k:186)
95. Synodontis nebulosus (i:4, k:0)
96. Synodontis ngouniensis (i:0, k:0)
97. Synodontis nigrita (i:13, k:71)
98. Synodontis nigriventris (i:25, k:189)
99. Synodontis nigromaculatus (i:7, k:6)
100. Synodontis njassae (i:12, k:29)
101. Synodontis notatus (i:14, k:30)
102. Synodontis nummifer (i:7, k:6)
103. Synodontis obesus (i:8, k:1)
104. Synodontis ocellifer (i:11, k:72)
105. Synodontis omias (i:1, k:0)
106. Synodontis orientalis (i:10, k:1)
107. Synodontis ornatipinnis (i:9, k:20)
108. Synodontis ornatissimus (i:4, k:0)
109. Synodontis ouemeensis (i:5, k:1)
110. Synodontis pardalis (i:15, k:21)
111. Synodontis petricola (i:16, k:169)
112. Synodontis pleurops (i:12, k:20)
113. Synodontis polli (i:18, k:31)
114. Synodontis polyodon (i:2, k:0)
115. Synodontis polystigma (i:3, k:0)
116. Synodontis pulcher (i:3, k:0)
117. Synodontis punctifer (i:7, k:2)
118. Synodontis punctulatus (i:4, k:0)
119. Synodontis punu (i:0, k:0)
120. Synodontis rebeli (i:1, k:3)
121. Synodontis resupinatus (i:14, k:4)
122. Synodontis ricardoae (i:0, k:0)
123. Synodontis robbianus (i:9, k:8)
124. Synodontis robertsi (i:12, k:14)
125. Synodontis ruandae (i:3, k:1)
126. Synodontis rufigiensis (i:4, k:0)
127. Synodontis rukwaensis (i:3, k:0)
128. Synodontis schall (i:23, k:11)
129. Synodontis schoutedeni (i:19, k:60)
130. Synodontis serpentis (i:2, k:6)
131. Synodontis serratus (i:1, k:0)
132. Synodontis smiti (i:4, k:2)
133. Synodontis soloni (i:16, k:19)
134. Synodontis sorex (i:5, k:0)
135. Synodontis sp. (1) (i:3, k:2)
136. Synodontis sp. (2) (i:0, k:0)
137. Synodontis sp. (3) (i:1, k:3)
138. Synodontis sp. (4) (i:1, k:1)
139. Synodontis sp. (5) (i:2, k:0)
140. Synodontis sp. (6) (i:1, k:5)
141. Synodontis sp. (8) (i:1, k:0)
142. Synodontis sp. (9) (i:1, k:0)
143. Synodontis sp. hybrid(1) (i:10, k:17)
144. Synodontis sp. hybrid(2) (i:2, k:1)
145. Synodontis sp. hybrid(3) (i:11, k:6)
146. Synodontis sp. hybrid(4) (i:9, k:4)
147. Synodontis sp. hybrid(5) (i:5, k:24)
148. Synodontis sp. hybrid(6) (i:4, k:2)
149. Synodontis sp. hybrid(7) (i:1, k:2)
150. Synodontis sp. hybrid(8) (i:3, k:2)
151. Synodontis sp. hybrid(9) (i:7, k:5)
152. Synodontis sp. `CROCODILE ISLAND` (i:7, k:1)
153. Synodontis sp. `JA RIVER` (i:8, k:1)
154. Synodontis sp. `LOWER GUINEA` (i:4, k:0)
155. Synodontis sp. `NAKANBE RIVER` (i:4, k:0)
156. Synodontis sp. `NIGERIA` (i:4, k:0)
157. Synodontis sp. `POLLI WHITE` (i:13, k:12)
158. Synodontis steindachneri (i:3, k:0)
159. Synodontis tanganyicae (i:11, k:5)
160. Synodontis tessmanni (i:7, k:0)
161. Synodontis thamalakanensis (i:0, k:0)
162. Synodontis thysi (i:3, k:0)
163. Synodontis tourei (i:3, k:0)
164. Synodontis unicolor (i:3, k:0)
165. Synodontis vanderwaali (i:8, k:0)
166. Synodontis velifer (i:5, k:2)
167. Synodontis vermiculatus (i:3, k:0)
168. Synodontis victoriae (i:3, k:0)
169. Synodontis violaceus (i:6, k:0)
170. Synodontis voltae (i:1, k:0)
171. Synodontis waterloti (i:26, k:14)
172. Synodontis woleuensis (i:1, k:0)
173. Synodontis woosnami (i:4, k:0)
174. Synodontis xiphias (i:1, k:0)
175. Synodontis zambezensis (i:11, k:0)
176. Synodontis zanzibaricus (i:3, k:0)