Northern shore of Mwila Island
The rocky habitat at the northern section of Mwila Island. The rocks here have less sediment-cover than those along its southern edge. (7°23'53"S, 30°35'29"E). Photo by Ad Konings.

Ecoregion
Lake Tanganyika

Drainage
Tanganyika

Country
Tanzania


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Last updated on:
27-Jul-2016

Tanganyika: Mwila Island (7°23'53"S, 30°35'29"E).


Conservation: The island hosts a population of the so-called Neon Boops, but during a visit in June 2016 was found to be affected by over-fishing of the ornamental fish industry. All colored males were much smaller than their counterparts at Nkondwe and Kamanda islands, sign of a recent extraction of most regular-sized individuals whose places had been taken by sub-adults.

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