Synodontis acanthomias

The Synodontis acanthomias lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 6.5 - 8.0, dH range: 25 environment.

Synodontis acanthomias is found in the rivers of the Congo basin of Africa in the country of Zaire which is now renamed The Democratic Republic of the Congo. More

Synodontis acanthomiasOrigin and locale/variety: Congo basin of central Africa. Size in Aquarium: Though one of the larger Synodontis-reportedly reaching lengths of more than 20 inches in the wild-S. acanthomias is imported and sold in much smaller sizes. More

Synodontis acanthomias - Black-spotted Synodontis = Adjust Text Size : Increase Text Decrease Text Reset Text Family Distribution Habitat Max Length Minimum Tank Size More

Synodontis acanthomias(3) Close-up of head - Click to enlarge - Close-up of head Synodontis acanthomias(4) - Click to enlarge - Synodontis acanthomias(5) Close-up of humeral process - Click to enlarge More

Synodontis acanthomias is a dark grey catfish with black spots covering its body. These spots may fade slightly with age. This species grows much larger than most other Synodontis catfish and must be housed accordingly. More

just 35mm to the relatively large Synodontis acanthomias which may attain 600mm. More

Synodontis acanthomias; Synodontis afrofischeri; Synodontis membranaceus; Synodontis njassae; Synodontis comoensis; Synodontis bastiani; Synodontis obesus; Synodontis koensis; Synodontis punctifer; Synodontis waterloti; Synodontis levequei; Synodontis vaillanti; Synodontis dhonti; Synodontis decorus; Synodontis leopardus; Synodontis courteti; Synodontis brichardi; Synodontis More

Common names

Egungigi in Nupe
Fono in Kanuri
Gefleckter Riesenfiederbartwels in German (Deutsch)
Ikpoki in Ijo
Isoripsimonni in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Kurungu in Hausa (‫هَوُسَ)
Nigerinripsimonni in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Okokoniko in Yoruba (Yorùbá)
Okpo in Igbo
刺歧须鮠 in Mandarin Chinese
刺歧鬚鮠 in Mandarin Chinese
蛮歧须鮠 in Mandarin Chinese
蠻歧鬚鮠 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Siluriformes
Family : Mochokidae
Genus : Synodontis
Species : Synodontis acanthomias
Authority : Boulenger, 1899