|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Azeroual, A., Getahun, A., Lalèyè, P., Moelants, T. & Twongo, T.
||Snoeks, J., Tweddle, D., Getahun, A., Lalèyè, P., Paugy, D., Zaiss, R., Fishar, M.R.A & Brooks, E.
This species has a wide distribution, with no known major widespread threats. It is therefore listed as Least Concern. It has also been assessed regionally as Least Concern for central, eastern, northern and western Africa. The species was only found in the Egyptian upper Nile within the northern Africa region and is now extinct in Egypt.
Brycinus macrolepidotus occurs throughout most of inter-tropical Africa, but is absent from the Gambia basin.
Central Africa: This species is known from throughout the Congo River basin.
Eastern Africa: It is found in Lake Albert, Albert and Murchison Niles, and the Aswa River (This species is known from upper Nile system)
Northern Africa: This species is now extinct in northern Africa, although it used to be caught from This species is known from upper Nile, Egypt.
Northeast Africa: It is present in the Ghazal and Jebel systems, White and Blue Niles, Nile to Lake Nasser (also known as Lake Nubia). Also found in Tekeze, Setit in Eritrea, and Baro and Omo Rivers in Ethiopia
Western Africa: Known from Senegal, Niger, Chad, Volta and basins from Sierra Leone to Cameroon.
Angola (Angola); Benin; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Egypt; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Gabon; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; South Sudan; Sudan; Togo; Uganda
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