Lates niloticus was reported from 26 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 25 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 0 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 1 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Africa: widespread throughout the Nilo-Sudan region of Africa, occurring commonly in all major river basins including the Senegal, Niger, Volta, Chad (Ref. 81285, 81652) and Nile (Ref. 3636, 81652). Found almost everywhere in West Africa, except in Gambia (Ref. 81285). Also present in the Congo basin and lakes Albert, Turkana/Rudolph and Tana (Ref. 3636). Several countries report adverse ecological impact after introduction.
Comments & Corrections
How to read map
Table 1: Present in 25 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Benin BEN native 81285
Africa Burkina Faso BFA native 81285
Africa Cameroon CMR native 81285
Africa Central Afr. Rp CAF native 81285
Africa Chad TCD native 81285
Africa Congo COG introduced 13686
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 81285
North America Cuba CUB introduced 1739
Africa Egypt EGY native 3799
Africa Ethiopia ETH native 58460
Africa Ghana GHA native 30488
Africa Guinea GIN native 81285
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 13331
Africa Kenya KEN native 52331
Africa Liberia LBR native 13331
Africa Mali MLI native 81285
Africa Mauritania MRT native 81285
Africa Niger NER native 81285
Africa Nigeria NGA native 81285
Africa Senegal SEN native 81285
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 81285
Africa Sudan SDN native 28714
Africa Tanzania TZA introduced 4967
Africa Togo TGO native 81285
Africa Uganda UGA native 5156

Table 3: Absent from 1 country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Morocco MAR not established 5156

Table 4: Reported from 26 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Benin BEN native 81285
Africa Burkina Faso BFA native 81285
Africa Cameroon CMR native 81285
Africa Central Afr. Rp CAF native 81285
Africa Chad TCD native 81285
Africa Congo COG introduced 13686
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 81285
North America Cuba CUB introduced 1739
Africa Egypt EGY native 3799
Africa Ethiopia ETH native 58460
Africa Ghana GHA native 30488
Africa Guinea GIN native 81285
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 13331
Africa Kenya KEN native 52331
Africa Liberia LBR native 13331
Africa Mali MLI native 81285
Africa Mauritania MRT native 81285
Africa Morocco MAR not established 5156
Africa Niger NER native 81285
Africa Nigeria NGA native 81285
Africa Senegal SEN native 81285
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 81285
Africa Sudan SDN native 28714
Africa Tanzania TZA introduced 4967
Africa Togo TGO native 81285
Africa Uganda UGA native 5156
Back to Search
Back to Top

The map in this page was supported by BioFresh that has received funding from the
European Union's Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 226874

cfm script by eagbayani, 10.05.99 ,  php script by rolavides, 04/02/08 ,  last modified by sortiz, 06.27.17