Mastacembelus cryptacanthus was reported from 7 countries/islands


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

Distribution: Africa: Ouémé basin (Benin) (Ref. 57415, 81678) up to the Ntem (Cameroon) (Ref. 81678), including the Lake Chad basin (Ref. 57415). Also known from Bioko Island (formerly Fernando Poo) in Equatorial Guinea (Ref. 81678). Reported from the middle Congo River basin (Ref. 6060, 46252), but this is questionable and unconfirmed in Ref. 57415 or 81678.
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Table 1: Present in 5 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Benin BEN native 57415
Africa Cameroon CMR native 81678
Africa Chad TCD native 57415
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 81678
Africa Nigeria NGA native 57415

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD questionable 81678

Table 3: Absent from 1 country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Congo COG misidentification 113968

Table 4: Reported from 7 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Benin BEN native 57415
Africa Cameroon CMR native 81678
Africa Chad TCD native 57415
Africa Congo COG misidentification 113968
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD questionable 81678
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 81678
Africa Nigeria NGA native 57415
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