Clarias gariepinus was reported from 69 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 63 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 1 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 5 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Africa: almost Pan-Africa, absent from Maghreb, the Upper and (most of the) Lower Guinea and the Cape province and probably also Nogal province. Asia: Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Syria and southern Turkey. Widely introduced to other parts of Africa, Europe and Asia. Several countries report adverse ecological impact after introduction.
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Table 1: Present in 63 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Algeria DZA native 248
Africa Angola AGO native 248
South America Argentina ARG introduced 56821
Asia Bangladesh BGD introduced 44085
Africa Benin BEN native 57129
Africa Botswana BWA native 27501
South America Brazil BRA introduced 57722
Africa Burkina Faso BFA native 57129
Africa Burundi BDI native 98755
Asia Cambodia KHM introduced 12693
Africa Cameroon CMR native 81644
Africa Central Afr. Rp CAF native 57129
Africa Chad TCD native 57129
Asia China CHN introduced 6072
Africa Congo COG introduced 81644
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 248
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 57129
Europe Czechia CZE introduced 52149
Africa Egypt EGY native 248
Africa Eritrea ERI native 83405
Africa Ethiopia ETH native 58460
Africa Gabon GAB introduced 81644
Africa Ghana GHA native 57129
Europe Greece GRC introduced 46247
Africa Guinea GIN native 57129
Asia India IND introduced 43640
Asia Indonesia IDN introduced 8604
Asia Iraq IRQ introduced 74657
Asia Israel ISR native 11028
Asia Jordan JOR native 248
Africa Kenya KEN native 52331
Asia Laos LAO introduced 58867
Africa Lesotho LSO introduced 46247
Africa Libya LBY native 248
Africa Malawi MWI native 39192
Asia Malaysia MYS introduced 9421
Africa Mali MLI native 57129
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 248
Asia Myanmar MMR introduced 58847
Africa Namibia NAM native 33857
Asia Nepal NPL introduced 85009
Europe Netherlands NLD introduced 1739
Africa Niger NER native 57129
Africa Nigeria NGA native 57129
Asia Philippines PHL introduced 6096
Africa Rwanda RWA native 46152
Africa Senegal SEN native 57129
Asia Singapore SGP introduced 52035
Europe Slovakia SVK introduced 90058
Africa Somalia SOM native 248
Africa South Africa ZAF native 7248
Africa Sudan SDN native 28714
Africa Swaziland SWZ native 7248
Asia Syria SYR native 83429
Africa Tanzania TZA native 248
Asia Thailand THA introduced 58848
Asia Timor-Leste TLS introduced 78572
Africa Togo TGO native 57129
Asia Turkey TUR native 248
Africa Uganda UGA native 248
Asia Viet Nam VNM introduced 13686
Africa Zambia ZMB native 248
Africa Zimbabwe ZWE native 13337

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Mauritania MRT questionable 55783

Table 3: Absent from 5 country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Cyprus CYP not established 1739
Europe France FRA not established 13686
Europe Hungary HUN not established 13738
Europe Poland POL not established 13686
Europe Russia RUS not established 45022

Table 4: Reported from 69 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Algeria DZA native 248
Africa Angola AGO native 248
South America Argentina ARG introduced 56821
Asia Bangladesh BGD introduced 44085
Africa Benin BEN native 57129
Africa Botswana BWA native 27501
South America Brazil BRA introduced 57722
Africa Burkina Faso BFA native 57129
Africa Burundi BDI native 98755
Asia Cambodia KHM introduced 12693
Africa Cameroon CMR native 81644
Africa Central Afr. Rp CAF native 57129
Africa Chad TCD native 57129
Asia China CHN introduced 6072
Africa Congo COG introduced 81644
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 248
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 57129
Asia Cyprus CYP not established 1739
Europe Czechia CZE introduced 52149
Africa Egypt EGY native 248
Africa Eritrea ERI native 83405
Africa Ethiopia ETH native 58460
Europe France FRA not established 13686
Africa Gabon GAB introduced 81644
Africa Ghana GHA native 57129
Europe Greece GRC introduced 46247
Africa Guinea GIN native 57129
Europe Hungary HUN not established 13738
Asia India IND introduced 43640
Asia Indonesia IDN introduced 8604
Asia Iraq IRQ introduced 74657
Asia Israel ISR native 11028
Asia Jordan JOR native 248
Africa Kenya KEN native 52331
Asia Laos LAO introduced 58867
Africa Lesotho LSO introduced 46247
Africa Libya LBY native 248
Africa Malawi MWI native 39192
Asia Malaysia MYS introduced 9421
Africa Mali MLI native 57129
Africa Mauritania MRT questionable 55783
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 248
Asia Myanmar MMR introduced 58847
Africa Namibia NAM native 33857
Asia Nepal NPL introduced 85009
Europe Netherlands NLD introduced 1739
Africa Niger NER native 57129
Africa Nigeria NGA native 57129
Asia Philippines PHL introduced 6096
Europe Poland POL not established 13686
Europe Russia RUS not established 45022
Africa Rwanda RWA native 46152
Africa Senegal SEN native 57129
Asia Singapore SGP introduced 52035
Europe Slovakia SVK introduced 90058
Africa Somalia SOM native 248
Africa South Africa ZAF native 7248
Africa Sudan SDN native 28714
Africa Swaziland SWZ native 7248
Asia Syria SYR native 83429
Africa Tanzania TZA native 248
Asia Thailand THA introduced 58848
Asia Timor-Leste TLS introduced 78572
Africa Togo TGO native 57129
Asia Turkey TUR native 248
Africa Uganda UGA native 248
Asia Viet Nam VNM introduced 13686
Africa Zambia ZMB native 248
Africa Zimbabwe ZWE native 13337
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