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Moliwe River, Cameroon

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Cameroon, Moliwe, Bonadikombo

The Moliwe River is located in Cameroon and is a clear body of water with plantations on the sides. Larger trees or forests are missing. The landscape changes a lot through agriculture and the last little woods have given way to palm oil plantations.

In the middle of the river can be found Benitochromis nigrodorsalis, Procatopus similis and three Enteromius species (Enteromius callipterus, Enteromius camptacanthus, Enteromius thysii). In the area of ​​the riparian vegetation, however, are Pelvicachromis kribensis “Moliwe”, Epiplatys infrafasciatus and Chromaphyosemion splendopleure. A large arm shrimp (Macrobrachium sp.) was found in both areas.

The current is strong and hardly allows sediment to settle.

Submitted by
Frank Reinders
Approved by
Ad Konings & Anton Lamboj
GPS
4.0653486, 9.2480536
Geographical region
Central Africa
Drainage Basin
River catchment
Water body type
River
Water body name
Moliwe River
Water body part
Open water
Water body course
Middle course
Water body: tributary of
River
Tributary name

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
High
Concentration of sediments
Low
Water temperature
26 °C
Water flow/curent
Strong

Chemical parameters

pH
7.8
Conductivity
222
GH
71.2 mg/l
KH
3 mg/l
Dissolved Oxygen

Substrate in nature

Sand
Beige
Pebble/Gravel
Beige
Stone
Brown
Stone form
Roundish
Silt/Mud
Leaves
Few
Driftwood
Few
Submerged terrestrial vegetation
Yes

Aquatic Biotope

Date of collecting
Collecting area
River bank
Water depth
0,5m
Air temperature
Sunlight
Full sun

Environment

Environment
Affected by human activity
Affected by human activity
Pollution
Pollution
Advanced
Surrounding area

The Moliwe River is located in Cameroon and is a clear body of water with plantations on the sides. larger trees or forests are missing.

Underwater landscape

The water is about 26°C warm and has an alkaline pH value of about 7.5 to 8. The current is strong and hardly allows sediment to settle.

Threats to ecology

Riparian zone

Trees near the aquatic habitat
None -