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).
- Ita, E.O. 1984 Kainji (Nigeria). p. 43-103. In J.M. Kapetsky and T. Petr (eds.) Status of African reservoir fisheries. CIFA Tech. Pap. 10:326 p. (Ref. 3799)
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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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- IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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