Protopterus annectens annectens — Overview

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IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

This is a widespread subspecies found from Senegal to Somalia, and south to Tanzania.

Eastern Africa: It is found in the Lower Tana River (Seegers et al. unpublished) and Malagarazi delta.

Northeast Africa: It occurs in Giuhar (Benadir), Webishebelle, Somali. It is also reported from temporary tributaries of the Chari River in the Kordofan area of western Sudan.

Western Africa: This subspecies is known from Senegal, Niger, Gambia, Volta and Chad basins, Bandama and Como basins in Cte d'Ivoire and certain basins of Sierra Leone and Guinea.


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