Parachanna obscura was reported from 22 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 21 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 1 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 0 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Africa: widely distributed from the Senegal River to the Chad system (Ref. 3575, 57290) up to the Nile (Ref. 3575) and Congo basins (Ref. 45434, 106290, 111328), including the Volta and Niger basins and many coastal basins in West Africa (Ref. 57290). In Lower Guinea known from most coastal basins (Ref. 81648).
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Table 1: Present in 21 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Benin BEN native 57290
Africa Burkina Faso BFA native 57290
Africa Cameroon CMR native 81648
Africa Central Afr. Rp CAF native 57290
Africa Chad TCD native 57290
Africa Congo COG native 81648
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 111328
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 57290
Africa Ethiopia ETH native 58460
Africa Gabon GAB native 81648
Africa Gambia GMB native 57290
Africa Ghana GHA native 57290
Africa Guinea GIN native 57290
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 57290
Africa Mali MLI native 57290
Africa Niger NER native 57290
Africa Nigeria NGA native 57290
Africa Senegal SEN native 57290
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 57290
Africa Sudan SDN native 28714
Africa Togo TGO native 57290

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Liberia LBR questionable 13331

Table 4: Reported from 22 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Benin BEN native 57290
Africa Burkina Faso BFA native 57290
Africa Cameroon CMR native 81648
Africa Central Afr. Rp CAF native 57290
Africa Chad TCD native 57290
Africa Congo COG native 81648
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 111328
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 57290
Africa Ethiopia ETH native 58460
Africa Gabon GAB native 81648
Africa Gambia GMB native 57290
Africa Ghana GHA native 57290
Africa Guinea GIN native 57290
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 57290
Africa Liberia LBR questionable 13331
Africa Mali MLI native 57290
Africa Niger NER native 57290
Africa Nigeria NGA native 57290
Africa Senegal SEN native 57290
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 57290
Africa Sudan SDN native 28714
Africa Togo TGO native 57290
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