Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Siluriformes Mochokidae

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.
Countries occurrence:
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.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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.

Citation: Awaïss, A. & Lalèyè, P. 2010. Synodontis ocellifer. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T181597A7686835. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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