Elops lacerta was reported from 19 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 19 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 0 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 0 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: coastal waters of West Africa from Mauritania to Angola or Namibia (Ref. 4445, 81265, 81629). Sometimes it enters freshwater, like in Cross River and Kouilou-Niari River (Ref. 81629). It is often confused with Elops senegalensis (Ref. 81629).
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Table 1: Present in 19 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
Africa Benin BEN native 55411
Africa Cameroon CMR native 51193
Africa Congo COG native 81629
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 86940
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 83625
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 68431
Africa Gabon GAB native 86941
Africa Gambia GMB native 78745
Africa Ghana GHA native 3026
Africa Guinea GIN native 28587
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 26999
Africa Liberia LBR native 2844
Africa Mauritania MRT native 5377
Africa Namibia NAM native 81265
Africa Nigeria NGA native 81629
Africa Senegal SEN native 33587
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 2993
Africa Togo TGO native 2844

Table 4: Reported from 19 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
Africa Benin BEN native 55411
Africa Cameroon CMR native 51193
Africa Congo COG native 81629
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 86940
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 83625
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 68431
Africa Gabon GAB native 86941
Africa Gambia GMB native 78745
Africa Ghana GHA native 3026
Africa Guinea GIN native 28587
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 26999
Africa Liberia LBR native 2844
Africa Mauritania MRT native 5377
Africa Namibia NAM native 81265
Africa Nigeria NGA native 81629
Africa Senegal SEN native 33587
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 2993
Africa Togo TGO native 2844
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