|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Appleton, C., Ghamizi, M., Jørgensen, A., Kristensen, T.K., Ngereza, C., Stensgaard, A-S. & Van Damme, D.
||Seddon, M., Van Damme, D., Graf, D.L., Appleton, C. & Bennett, L.
This is a widespread species. It is not under threat at present and assessed as Least Concern.
||Globally, this species is found from widespread all over Africa. It is essentially an afrotropical species reaching the Mediterranean only in lower Egypt. Its range extends west to Senegal and southwards to eastern and soutern South Africa (Brown 1994).
Eastern Africa: This species is widespread in eastern Africa.
Northern Africa: In the region under consideration it occurs in Egypt only. Recent records in Lake Qaron (Fayoum, Egypt), northern region of delta, and Nasser. Egypt is northern extent of species.
Northeastern Africa: It is known from south Sudan, scattered locations in Ethiopia, and Uebi Shebeli River in Somalia.
Southern Africa: It is distributed widely over southern Africa except in the arid western and central parts (Appleton 1996). It occurs in Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe and eastern and southern South Africa. The species may also be present in the lower Orange river (although this may be B. scalaris).
Western Africa: This species is widely distributed in Western Africa, throughout the Senegal River Basin and Middle Niger Basin.
Angola (Angola, Angola); Benin; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Egypt; Equatorial Guinea (Equatorial Guinea (mainland)); Ethiopia; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Mali; Mozambique; Niger; Senegal; Somalia; South Africa; Sudan; Swaziland; Tanzania, United Republic of; Togo; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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