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Nile perch

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Name Variations Edit

  • Capitaine
  • African snook
  • Victoria perch (a misleading trade name, as the species is not native to Lake Victoria)
  • Mbuta

About Nile perch Edit

Thie Nile perch (Lates niloticus) is a species of freshwater fish in family Latidae of order Perciformes. It is widespread throughout much of the Afrotropic ecozone, being native to the Congo, Nile, Senegal, Niger, and Lake Chad, Volta, Lake Turkana and other river basins. It also occurs in the brackish waters of Lake Maryut in Egypt. Originally described as Labrus niloticus, among the marine wrasses, the species has also been referred to as Centropomus niloticus.

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