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Ecosystem Benue
Type River (basin)
Salinity freshwater
Other Names Bénoué
Location
Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad, Niger River basin, West Africa 11° N 5° N - 6° E 15° E
Location Map E_CODE 170_mod.jpg
Size Ref
River Length 1083 km Area Drainage Area
Depth
Average Depth Max Depth Ref
Temperature
Surface
100 Meters Depth
Description Longest tributary of the Niger (Ref. 28192). Joins the Niger River at Lokoja. Includes: Mada, Katsine Ala, Dep, Shemankar, Donga, Taraba, Pai, Gongola, Lake Kiri, Faro, Mayo Kébi, Lagdo Reservoir, Lake Oku
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FishBase Literature
Species Families Species Families Reference
187 34
Sa-a, Pascualita on 03.01.99
Modified by Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen on 05.27.21
Checked by Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen on 06.06.12
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