Synodontis ocellifer


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Synodontis ocellifer
Species Authority: Boulenger, 1900

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2006-10-15
Assessor(s): Awaïss, A. & Lalèyè, P.
Reviewer(s): Entsua-Mensah, M., Darwall, W. & Smith, K.
This species has a wide distribution with no known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Synodontis ocellifer is from basins of the Chad, Niger (plus the Benue), Volta, Senegal, and Gambia. This species has also been reported from Lake Turkana, but we have not been able to confirm these reports.
Benin; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Côte d'Ivoire; Egypt; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Mali; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Togo
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Population [top]

Population: No available data.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a benthopelagic species. Maximum size 49.0 cm TL. Maturity 11.1 cm TL for the male and 12.0 cm TL for the female in the Kainji Lake in Nigeria.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): None known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Bibliography [top]

Pan-Africa freshwater assessment references. Currently, full citations for references used in the Pan-Africa biodiversity assessments are unavailable on the Red List web site. These will be added to the site in 2011. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.3). Available at: (Accessed: 2 September 2010).

Citation: Awaïss, A. & Lalèyè, P. 2010. Synodontis ocellifer. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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