IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

This species is found throughout Africa, except for the Congo.

Eastern Africa: It is found in associated waters of Lake Malawi

Northeastern Africa: It is present in the White Nile - Mountain Nile, Omo river, and the rivers of south Somalia and coastal Kenya.

Southern Africa: It is widely distributed from the Kunene River (according to Graf and Cummings 2006 this is C. mouti) in the west to the east-flowing highveld rivers of South Africa and northern Kwazulu-Natal (Appleton 1996). However, not found in the Okavango river system since 1939 (Connoly 1939). The distribution also includes the Cuanza basin in Angola (according to Graf and Cummings 2006 this is C. welwitschi).

Western Africa: This species is known from Senegal to Chad.


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