IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

This species is widely distributed from Mauritania to Ethiopia, and the length of the Nile.

Northern Africa: Present but rare in Lower and This species is known from upper Egyptian Nile, and Lake Nasser (also known as Lake Nubia). It has also been recorded in Mauritania.

Northeast Africa: This species is found in Bahr el Ghazal, White Nile, and the Nile to Lake Nasser, Sudan. It is also present in the Baro River and Rift lakes, Ethiopia.

Western Africa: It is found in Chad system including the Logone and the Shari rivers, and Gambia and lower Senegal rivers and Volta system. Also present in the Niger and Benoue river systems, coastal rivers of Benin Republic, Togo, Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire.


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