Map of Africa with localities of
populations included in our study. The genus occurs in a wide variety of water bodies throughout Africa (rivers, ponds, lakes), but is absent from substantial areas, e.g. in the Sahara it has scattered occurrences in oasis lakes. Solid symbols indicate invasive M. tuberculata populations, open ones native Melanoides populations. Two red symbols indicate approximate localities of GenBank material. A solid black line delimits sub-Saharan Africa as defined for modeling purposes following . Map modified from Amante and Eakins .