Ecology of Enigmatochromis lucanusi
Main Ref. Lamboj, A., 2009
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Enigmatochromis lucanusi may be found.
Remarks The river is 3–6 meters wide, and during the dry season only 30–90 cm deep with water visibility ~1.2 m. Water parameters measured during the dry season in February, 2006 were: General hardness 0, Carbonate hardness 0, pH 5.8, and temperature 24° C. The site was ringed by dense forest and often fallen trees obstructing access to the water in many places. Margins of the river were densely overgrown by Anubias lanceolata, and exposed boulders and fallen trees have large clusters of Bolibitis heudelotti and other ferns. The river substrate consisted of fine gravel with a few larger rocks and boulders. Dense growths of Vallisneria were found where sunlight penetrated through the trees (Ref. 81928).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
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Associated with
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Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Busson, Frédéric on 08.04.09
Modified by Busson, Frédéric on 08.04.09
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