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Range DescriptionLymnaea natalensis is widespread in tropical Africa, but it is rare in the northeast coastal area and found in Madagascar. It is known throughout the Congo in Central Africa, widespread in Eastern Western, Northeast and Southern Africa, apart from ephemeral systems in Namibia and Botswana, and the western Cape Province of South Africa. In northern Africa, its distribution ranges from the Nile Delta and throughout, and is very common. In the Maghreb it is only found in three localities in Algeria, although it was previously known from many prehistoric locations (8-10,000 years ago) in this country. Outside of Africa, the species is present in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen (Al-Safadi 1990), Oman (Smythe and Gallagher 1977, Brown and Wright 1980, Brown and Gallagher 1985) and Saudi Arabia (Neubert 1998).