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Range DescriptionBarbus atkinsonii is found in a region encompassing parts of Tanzania, Mozambique and Malawi
Eastern Africa: It occurs in the streams around Lake Malawi but does not occur in the lake itself. Also occurs in the Middle Shire River as well as Lakes Chiuta and streams of Lake Chilwa (Skelton 1994). Also found in the Rufiji system and Ruaha tributary (Lévêque and Daget, 1984).
Southern Africa:This species is found in the Rovuma system (R. Bills, unpublished), including Lakes Chiuta and Chilwa on the Mozambique/Malawi border (Tweddle 1979, 1983), also lower reaches of Lake Malawi inflowing streams and the outflowing Shire River (Tweddle et al. 1979). In the Lower Zambezi system, recorded in tributaries of the Lower Shire tributary in Malawi (Tweddle unpublished).