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Shores of the Red Sea south to Ethiopia, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea and all along the Gulf east to Rajasthan (Pakistan) and adjacent India. Also found in the Suez Canal, the northern coast of the Sinai and at one locally on the Israeli Mediterranean coast. In Tigris widely distributed in Shatt al Arab and its tributaries, recorded also from the Hammar Marsh, Fallujah, Lake Razzazah and from Badrah in the Iran / Iraq border east of Baghdad. Usually a coastal species but locally occur as far inland as south of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.


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