Africa: from coastal rivers of Benin and Nigeria over rivers Cross, Sanaga, Wouri and Ogooué (Cameroon and Gabon) to the Congo River basin (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Congo Republic, Central African Republic and Zambia) (Ref. 248).
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