Located in southeastern Benin to northwestern Equatorial Guinea. The type locality is Lagos and southwestern Nigeria.
Its habitat is coastal swamps and swampy areas around small streams.
Epiplatys grahami appears reasonably easy to maintain and reproduce. One report suggested the addition of salt to the fish tank. Top and bottom mops are suggested and the eggs seemed to be mostly found in the floating mops. Eggs require about 14 days to incubate. The fry are small and infusoria is the recommended first food, but they grow fast and brine shrimp naupali are taken withint a few days.
Allada Badagri Benin Campo Cotonou Epé Gamui Ikpenié Kribi (southwestern Cameroon) Lagos (southwestern Nigeria) Lobé
Takon GEMLBJ 03/40 TAAG 2004 / 1 GEMHS 00/30 (Guinea Ecuatorial Malumre, H Sanjuan) GEMLB 02/30 (Guinea Ecuatorial, Malumbres, Lora y Blanco)