|Scientific Name:||Synodontis eupterus|
|Species Authority:||Boulenger, 1901|
Synodontis macrepipterus Pellegrin, 1922
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Awaïss, A., Getahun, A. & Lalèyè, P.|
|Reviewer(s):||Snoeks, J., Tweddle, D., Getahun, A., Lalèyè, P., Paugy, D., Zaiss, R., Fishar, M.R.A & Brooks, E.|
This species has a wide distribution, with no known major widespread threats. It is therefore listed as Least Concern. It has also been assessed regionally as Least Concern for western Africa. Due to a lack of information on this species' distribution and status, it is categorized as Data Deficient in north eastern Africa.
|Range Description:||This species is known from Guinea and Mali, Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad, and Sudan and Ethiopia.
Northeast Africa: It has been recorded in Sudan, and the Baro River, Ethiopia.
Western Africa: It is found in the Chad, Niger (incl. Benue) and Volta basins.
Native:Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Ethiopia; Guinea; Mali; Nigeria; South Sudan; Sudan
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|Habitat and Ecology:||This is a benthopelagic species of 14.6 cm SL maximum size. This species is occurs over a muddy bottom but may also be found over rocks. Feeds mainly on insect larvae but will also take algae. This is also an 'upside-down' species.|
|Use and Trade:||This species is harvested for human consumption.|
|Citation:||Awaïss, A., Getahun, A. & Lalèyè, P. 2010. Synodontis eupterus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 December 2014.|
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