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#4950 Moliwe River, Cameroon, West Africa

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Cameroon, Bonadikombo, Dipartimento di Fako

Moliwe River is a small river in West Africa, it has a strong current and sandy bottom. The river has soft water and a temperature of around 26°C, conductivity 130 µS/cm; 4° GH, 3° KH, pH 7.6.

The water is clear and shallow. The river is surrounded by palm oil plantations, on the banks is a rich vegetation.

Due to the strong current, aquatic vegetation is hardly possible.

Submitted by
Frank Reinders
GPS
4.0667443, 9.2631245
Geographical region
Cenral Africa
Drainage Basin
Atlantic Ocean
River catchment
Moliwe River
Water body type
River
Water body name
Moliwe
Water body part
Rapids
Water body course
Middle course
Water body: tributary of
River
Tributary name

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
Medium
Concentration of sediments
No
Water temperature
26-28 °C
Water flow/curent
Strong

Chemical parameters

pH
7
Conductivity
130
GH
4 mg/l
KH
3 mg/l
Dissolved Oxygen

Substrate in nature

Sand
Beige
Pebble/Gravel
Grey
Stone
Mixed
Stone form
Roundish
Silt/Mud
Beige
Leaves
No
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
Deforestation
Deforestation
Completed
Surrounding area

The former forest had to give way to palm oil plantations and roads. There is an absolute monoculture around the river.

Underwater landscape

Stones overgrown with algae and cyanos and a sandy bottom.

Fishes:

  • Procatopus similis Ahl 1927
  • Aphyosemion splendopleure (Brüning 1929)
  • Epiplatys infrafasciatus (Günther 1866)
  • Benitochromis nigrodorsalis Lamboj 2001
  • Pelvicachromis kribensis (Boulenger 1911)
Threats to ecology