Polypterus senegalus 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: subspecies Polypterus senegalus senegalus known from West Africa, in Senegal, Gambia, Niger, Volta and Chad basins (Ref. 2835, 3188, 81263), up to Nile River basin (Ref. 2835, 3188) and lakes Turkana (Ref. 3188) and Albert (Ref. 41590, 48922, 48960); subspecies Polypterus senegalus meridionalis known from middle and upper Congo River basin (Ref. 2835, 3188, 4910, 45434).
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Table 1: Present in 21 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Benin BEN native 46973
Africa Burkina Faso BFA native 81263
Africa Cameroon CMR native 81263
Africa Central Afr. Rp CAF native 81263
Africa Chad TCD native 81263
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 45434
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 81263
Africa Ethiopia ETH native 58460
Africa Gambia GMB native 3027
Africa Ghana GHA native 30488
Africa Guinea GIN native 81263
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 2835
Africa Kenya KEN native 52331
Africa Mali MLI native 81263
Africa Niger NER native 49844
Africa Nigeria NGA native 81263
Africa Senegal SEN native 81263
Africa South Sudan SSD native 28714
Africa Sudan SDN native 120561
Africa Togo TGO native 81263
Africa Uganda UGA native 4903

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Sierra Leone SLE questionable 4743

Table 4: Reported from 22 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Benin BEN native 46973
Africa Burkina Faso BFA native 81263
Africa Cameroon CMR native 81263
Africa Central Afr. Rp CAF native 81263
Africa Chad TCD native 81263
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 45434
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 81263
Africa Ethiopia ETH native 58460
Africa Gambia GMB native 3027
Africa Ghana GHA native 30488
Africa Guinea GIN native 81263
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 2835
Africa Kenya KEN native 52331
Africa Mali MLI native 81263
Africa Niger NER native 49844
Africa Nigeria NGA native 81263
Africa Senegal SEN native 81263
Africa Sierra Leone SLE questionable 4743
Africa South Sudan SSD native 28714
Africa Sudan SDN native 120561
Africa Togo TGO native 81263
Africa Uganda UGA native 4903
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