Central Africa:In Lower Guinea, Distichodus engycephalus occurs in the Cross River basin, Cameroon.
Northern Africa: This species used to be caught from the Nile at Cairo, but is now Regionally Extinct.
Northeast Africa: It is found in the Jebel system, White Nile, Sudan, as well as Baro River, Ethiopia.
Western Africa: It is known from the Niger, Volta, Ogun, Cross and Chad basins, also known from Sénégal (Daget and Gosse 1984).
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Barcode data: Distichodus engycephalus
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: Distichodus engycephalus
Public Records: 4
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
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