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Nile Perch

Lates niloticus (Linnaeus 1758)

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Lates niloticus (Nile Perch) is a species of bony fishes in the family snooks. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to Ethiopia, Benin, Mali, Sudan, Togo, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Chad, The Central African Republic, Sierra Leone, CôTe D’Ivoire, Nigeria, Uganda, Cameroon, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Egypt, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Guinea, Niger, Ethiopia, Mauritania, and Guinea-Bissau. They are carnivores. Individuals can grow to 200 cm. They have sexual reproduction.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of nile perch. View this species on GBIF