IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

C. rubens is found in the Nile basin and Lake Victoria, and throughout western Africa.

Eastern Africa: It is present in Lake Victoria.

Northeastern Africa: The subspecies C. rubens arcuta occurs in the Nile basin in Lake Nasser (Egypt), in the White Nile in Sudan and Lake Tana (Ethiopia).

Western Africa: It is present in Senegal River, Niger River and Lake Chad.


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