Central Africa: In Lower Guinea, it is known from the Cross and Meme basins.
Eastern Africa: This species is found in Lake Albert, the Albert and Murchison Niles, and the Aswa River system (This species is known from upper Nile system). It is also present in Lake Turkana
Northern Africa: It is present in the upper Egyptian Nile and Lake Nasser (also known as Lake Nubia)
Northeast Africa: This species is found in the Ghazal and Jebel systems, White and Blue Niles, and Nile to Lake Nasser.
Western Africa: It is widely distributed in the Nile, Chad, Niger (including the Benue river), Ogun, Ouémé, Mono, Sio, Volta, Bia, Comoé, Agnébi, Bandama, Sassandra, Konkouré, Gambia, Tominé (Corubal) and Senegal basins.
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Barcode data: Brycinus nurse
Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Brycinus nurse
Public Records: 16
Specimens with Barcodes: 18
Species With Barcodes: 1
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