Fwa River

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Coordinates: 5°50′49″S 22°44′17″E / 5.84694°S 22.73806°E / -5.84694; 22.73806 The Fwa is a river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in west Africa, flowing through Kasai-Oriental province. The river is a tributary of the Lubu River, which is a tributary to the Sankuru River, in the southeastern Congo River drainage basin.


The river is particularly notable for its diverse community of fish. This community includes five endemic cichlid species: Cyclopharynx fwae, C. schwetzi, Schwetzochromis neodon, Thoracochromis brauschi and T. callichromus.


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