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Synodontis woleuensis (Siluriformes: Mochokidae), a new species of catfish from Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, Africa

Genre de publicationJournal Article
Year of Publication:2008
Auteurs:J. P. Friel, Sullivan J. P.
Journal:Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
Volume:157
Pagination:3–12
Date Published:2008/03/10
Résumé:

Synodontis woleuensis, a new species of mochokid catfish, is described from the Woleu/Mbini/Uoro and Ntem basins of Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. This relatively small species (<70 mm SL) is among the few Synodontis species with well-developed serrations along the anterior margin of the dorsal spine. It can further be distinguished from all congeners by a distinctive pigmentation pattern consisting of a dark background with numerous, small and irregular light spots, a pair of light spots anterior and posterior to the adipose fin, and a narrow, depigmented, curved band along the anterior margin of the caudal fin.

URL:http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1635/0097-3157%282008%29157%5B3%3ASWSMAN%5D2.0.CO%3B2
DOI:10.1635/0097-3157(2008)157[3:SWSMAN]2.0.CO;2
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