Synodontis eupterus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Siluriformes Mochokidae

Scientific Name: Synodontis eupterus
Species Authority: Boulenger, 1901
Regional Assessments:
Synodontis macrepipterus Pellegrin, 1922

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
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.

Geographic Range [top]

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.
Countries occurrence:
Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Ethiopia; Guinea; Mali; Nigeria; South Sudan; Sudan
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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 [top]

Use and Trade: This species is harvested for human consumption.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Unknown.

Citation: Awaïss, A., Getahun, A. & Lalèyè, P. 2010. Synodontis eupterus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T182536A7908448. . Downloaded on 23 April 2017.
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