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In its native range, Sarotherodon melanotheron is found only in freshwater lagoons and brackish, or slightly salty, waters along the coast of West Africa from Senegal to southern Cameroon. This species has been introduced to many countries in Europe and Asia as well as the southern United States.

Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Introduced ); palearctic (Introduced ); oriental (Introduced ); ethiopian (Native )


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