IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

The native range of this species includes Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya.

Central Africa: According to FAO (2005), the species is introduced, probably by diffusion, at unknown date from Sudan to Congo. Its presence in Lower Guinea is not confirmed by museum records. The species is self reproducing and established in the wild according to FAO (2005) but no further details are provided.

Eastern Africa: It is known from the White Nile, and Lakes Albert and Turkana.

Northeast Africa:It is found in the Gahzal and Jebel systems, White Nile and Lake Nasser (also known as Lake Nubia), Sudan. It also occurs in the Blue Nile, Baro and Omo Rivers, Ethiopia.


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