Africa and Eurasia: Jordan system, especially in lakes; coastal rivers of Israel; Nile system, including the delta lakes and Lake Albert and Turkana; central Congo basin, Ubanghi and Uele Rivers; in West Africa in the Senegal, Gambia, Casamance, G?ba, Konkour?, Niger, Volta, Mono, Ou?m?, Ogun, Cross, Benue, Logone, Shari and Lake Chad; Draa (Morocco), Adrar (Mauritania). Populations in Lake Ejagham, Cameroon are vulnerable (Ref. 12255). Sarotherodon galilaeus ejagham nom. provis. is classified as vulnerable D2 in the 2004 IUCN red list of threatened species (Ref. 53964).