Synodontis acanthomias


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Synodontis acanthomias
Species Authority: Boulenger, 1899
Synodontis depauwi (non Boulenger, 1899)
Synodontis omias (non Günther, 1864)
Synodontis pfefferi Steindachner, 1912

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 acanthomias is known from the Lower, Central and This species is known from upper Congo River basin (except in central forest) and in Pool Malebo (Stanley Pool). It is not known from the Mweru-Luapula-Bangweulu system.
Central African Republic; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Synodontis acanthomias is a benthopelagic species. It is oviparous with distinct pairing during breeding (Breder and Rosen 1966).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): None known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.
Citation: Moelants, T. 2010. Synodontis acanthomias. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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