Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Angola, Namibia, Zambia, Tanzania, Botswana, Mozambique, Swaziland.
It is found in a wide range of biotopes, including streams, lakes, ponds and sinkholes. Some populations exist in slightly brackish conditions.
Maximum Standard Length
3″ (7.5cm) – 5.2″ (13cm), depending on locality.