Africa: Very widespread, within the drainage basin of the Nile River, and Chad, Niger-Bénoué, Volta, Senegal and Gambia basins, as well as Cross River and Cameroon coastal rivers (Ref. 1440). Not reliable known from the Congo River basin (Ref. 1440) and one controversial record from the East coast of Africa (Ref. 1440).
- Reid, G.M. 1985 A revision of African species of Labeo (Pisces: Cyprinidae) and a re-definition of the genus. Verlag von J. Cramer, Braunschweig. 322 p. (Ref. 1440) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=1440&speccode=5129