Identify this catfish I found online

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Identify this catfish I found online

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Hi, can anyone tell what kind of fish this catfish I just found online is?
I'm sure it is a synodontis, but I would like to know the exact specie so I can buy one for my aquarium. Maybe it's a synodontis nigriventris, a synodontis njassae or a synodontis multipunctatus?
Thank you for your help!
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It is a hybrid.
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Dave Rinaldo wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 10:37 pm It is a hybrid.
Do you know what species is it an hybrid between?
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It's the most common hybrid that's been around for the past 15 years or longer called valentiana, zebra, leopard syno and other silly made up names. One parent is eupterus, likely the mother. The other may be multipunctatus, I don't recall - look for synodontis threads by Racoll on here if you'd like to dig deeper.
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I think it's a S. eupterus hybrid x nigrita, apparently created with the "S. galinae" thing created/described in Russia in the 1980s. Not sure I've seen it with a common name, not those listed by Viktor anyway which are associated anyway. Seek out the hybrid syno thread in the African Catfish forum for loads more on this...

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Has not Rupert determined its parents as a part of his academic work?
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I don't think so - the section of the hybrid syno thread in question is here:

viewtopic.php?p=282983&hilit=hybrid#p282983

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Oh, thank you for the refresher. Only the maternal species have been identified, not both parents.
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