Synodontis angelicus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Siluriformes Mochokidae

Scientific Name: Synodontis angelicus Schilthuis, 1891
Common Name(s):
English Angel Squeaker, Angel Catfish, Angelicus, Black Clown Catfish, Pearl Squeaker, Polkadot Squeaker, Spotted upside-down Catfish, Whitespotted Squeaker
Synodontis angelicus zonatus Poll, 1933
Synodontis robbianus (non Smith, 1875)
Synodontis tholloni Boulenger, 1901
Synodontis werneri Boeseman, 1957

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-02-16
Assessor(s): Moelants, T.
Reviewer(s): Brummett, R., Mbe Tawe, A.N., Dening Touokong, C., Reid, G.M., Snoeks, J. Staissny, M., Moelants, T., Mamonekene, V., Ndodet, B., Ifuta, S.N.B., Chilala, A., Monsembula, R., Ibala Zamba, A., Opoye Itoua, O., Pouomogne, V., Darwall, W. & Smith, K.
The species is widespread or without major threats throughout the Central Africa assessment region and is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Synodontis angelicus is known from Pool Malebo (Stanley Pool) and from the Lower, This species is known from upper and Central Congo River basin (except in central forest). It has been introduced into the Philippines in 1994 (ASAP 1996). It is not certain that has established itself though.
Countries occurrence:
Central African Republic; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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Population [top]

Population:No information available.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Synodontis angelicus is a benthopelagic species. It is often sold as 'angel cats' (Robins et al. 1991). This species is oviparous with distinct pairing during breeding (Breder and Rosen 1966).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Synodontis angelicus is commercially used as an aquarium species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Synodontis angelicus is commercially used as an aquarium species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Moelants, T. 2010. Synodontis angelicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T181698A7708398. . Downloaded on 23 May 2018.
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