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Range DescriptionThis is a widespread species, from Senegal to Ethiopia, and Egypt to Uganda.
Central Africa: In Lower Guinea, Schilbe mystus is known from the Cross Wouri and Sanaga basins.
Eastern Africa: It is present in the Semliki River, Lake Albert and Albert Nile.
Northern Africa: It is moderately common in whole River Nile in Egypt From Nile Delta to Lake Nasser (also known as Lake Nubia).
Northeast Africa: It is found in the Baro River and Rift lakes, Ethiopia, as well as Lake Roseires on the Blue Nile.
Western Africa: This species is known from Chad, Senegal, Corubal, Geba, Great Scarcies, the mano, Loffa, Moa, the St-Paul, Volta, Mono, Ouémé, Ogun, Niger, and Cross-country race (Paugy et al. 2003).