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Southern Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania

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Tanzania, Southern Lake Tanganyika

This biotope features piles of rockwork forming lots of caves & hiding places. Where it houses the Neolamprologus leleupi that inhabits only rocky areas along the shoreline of Lake Tanganyika. Endemic to Lake Tanganyika, It is found only in the southern part of the lake, but is fairly wide ranging.

Lake Tanganyika is the world’s longest freshwater lake: 676km long and 50km wide located in Central Africa on the borders of Tanzania, DRC, Zambia and Burundi.

Submitted by
Rex Ribay
Approved by
Ad Konings & Anton Lamboj
Geographical region
Eastern Africa
Drainage Basin
River catchment
Water body type
Lake
Water body name
Lake Tanganyika
Water body part
Open water
Water body course
Water body: tributary of
Tributary name

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Mixed water
Water transparency
High
Concentration of sediments
Medium
Water temperature
23-27°C °C
Water flow/curent
Slow

Chemical parameters

pH
9
Conductivity
GH
142-445 mg/l
KH
Dissolved Oxygen

Substrate in nature

Sand
Grey
Pebble/Gravel
Stone
Grey
Stone form
Flat
Silt/Mud
Leaves
Driftwood
Submerged terrestrial vegetation

Aquatic Biotope

Date of collecting
Collecting area
Shore line
Water depth
1,0m
Air temperature
25 °C
Sunlight
Partial shade

Environment

Surrounding area
Underwater landscape
Threats to ecology

Bibliography

  • The Cichlids Yearbook, Volume 3 - Neolamprologus leleupi by Mary Bailey

Comment by the expert

Ad Konings: Criteria 2: No information of other organisms in habitat given. Criteria 4: The single reference (Bibliography) given has an incorrect author and judging from the very few details supplied (some incorrect) the article was not consulted. Sitography: A webpage from a commercial shop with incorrect information and the standard Wikipedia page about Lake Tanganyika.

Anton Lamboj: Simple inputs.