Hemichromis fasciatus was reported from 29 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 28 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: widely distributed in West Africa, where it is known from most hydrographic basins (Ref. 53405). Also in the Nile basin, Lake Chad basin and in the upper Zambezi (Ref. 5644). Distribution of this species and overlap with Hemichromis elongatus unclear, but probably absent from the Congo basin (see also Ref. 43352, 52307, 53405, 81260). Introduced around 1970 in a stream fed by hot springs in Villach (Austria) (Ref. 59043).
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Table 1: Present in 28 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Angola AGO native 5644
Europe Austria AUT introduced 59043
Africa Benin BEN native 53405
Africa Burkina Faso BFA native 53405
Africa Cameroon CMR native 27896
Africa Chad TCD native 53405
Africa Congo COG native 5644
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 272
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 5644
Africa Ethiopia ETH native 58460
Africa Gabon GAB native 5644
Africa Gambia GMB native 53405
Africa Ghana GHA native 53405
Africa Guinea GIN native 53405
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 13331
Oceania Hawaii HWI introduced 5360
Africa Liberia LBR native 53405
Africa Mali MLI native 53405
Africa Mauritania MRT native 55783
Africa Namibia NAM native 37065
Africa Niger NER native 5644
Africa Nigeria NGA native 53405
Africa Senegal SEN native 53405
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 53405
Africa Sudan SDN native 28714
Africa Togo TGO native 53405
Africa Zambia ZMB native 5644
Africa Zimbabwe ZWE native 5644

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD questionable 5644

Table 4: Reported from 29 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Angola AGO native 5644
Europe Austria AUT introduced 59043
Africa Benin BEN native 53405
Africa Burkina Faso BFA native 53405
Africa Cameroon CMR native 27896
Africa Chad TCD native 53405
Africa Congo COG native 5644
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD questionable 5644
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 272
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 5644
Africa Ethiopia ETH native 58460
Africa Gabon GAB native 5644
Africa Gambia GMB native 53405
Africa Ghana GHA native 53405
Africa Guinea GIN native 53405
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 13331
Oceania Hawaii HWI introduced 5360
Africa Liberia LBR native 53405
Africa Mali MLI native 53405
Africa Mauritania MRT native 55783
Africa Namibia NAM native 37065
Africa Niger NER native 5644
Africa Nigeria NGA native 53405
Africa Senegal SEN native 53405
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 53405
Africa Sudan SDN native 28714
Africa Togo TGO native 53405
Africa Zambia ZMB native 5644
Africa Zimbabwe ZWE native 5644
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