Collected in 1976, Sierra Leone by John
Parker, Rod Roberts, Fred Wright, Trude Radda & Jim Wapenaar.
The distance travelled on this trip was about 900 miles.
|SL 76 / 1 - Lumley Village||
26th January '76 at 10.00 hrs in a large lagoon close to Lumley village, northwestern Sierra Leone. The biotope was a lagoon on volcanic rock with a hard sand covering, 50 yards wide & 4' deep at the deepest part. The water was clear, pH 7·5, DH 20, Calcium hardness 14°, carbonate hardness 5°, zero ammonia, nitrite & nitrate. Water temperature 82° F, air temperature 82° F. No aquatic plants present but the area contained mangrove roots. Sympatric sp. Aplocheilichthys spilauchen, Cichlid types (3), Catfish sp., Mud Skippers, Crabs.
|SL 76 / 2 - Pendembu||26th January, no time given. A stream in Pendembu village. Sympatric sp. E.fasciolatus, also possibly H.bimaculatus or Pelmatochromis sp.|
|SL 76 / 3 - Marjay Village||
26th January 16.00 hrs. This collection number was split into A & B.
in an artificial pool made by damming a stream with a concrete wall.
At the widest part this was 10' & 30" deep at the deepest part.
The base was made up of volcanic rock with a rich deposit of sediment.
The pool was well shaded. Located above Marjay village & about 2
miles from the larger Pendembu village.
B... Situated a little further downstream. The water was very clear with a slight flow, pH 5·7, DH ·5°, water temperature 74° F, air temperature 80° F. Sympatric sp. E.fasciolatus, Cichlid sp.
|SL 76 / 4 - Regent||
Collected 27th/28th January in a small pond in Regent village. Sympatric sp. Pelmatochromis sp.
|SL 76 / 5 - Regent||
Collected 27th/28th January in a pool being fed by a mountain stream. Sympatric sp. E.fasciolatus & H.bimaculatus or Pelmatochromis sp.
|SL 76 / 6 - Bathurst||
Collected 27th/28th January in a small pool close to Bathurst. Sympatric sp.E. fasciolatus, & H.bimaculatus or Pelmatochromis sp.
|SL 76 / 7 - Regent||
Collected between 28th - 29th January in an irrigation pool about 3-4 miles from Regent. Sympatric sp. include E.fasciolatus & H.bimaculatus or Pelmatochromis sp.
|SL 76 / 8 - Bathurst||
Collected between 28th - 29th January in a mountain stream near Bathurst. Sympatric sp. include E.fasciolatus & H.bimaculatus or Pelmatochromis sp.
|SL 76 / 9||
Collected between 28th - 29th January in a small pool in a mountain stream. Sympatric sp. include E.fasciolatus & H.bimaculatus or Pelmatochromis sp.
|SL 76 / 10 - Fonima Village||
Collected at 13.30 hrs on 29th January in a rainforest
brook in mountainous area near Fonima Forest Reserve, Fonima village.
|SL 76 / 11 - Jawei||
Collected between the 29th January & the
2nd February at the ferry crossing on the Waanje River, Jawei, District
|SL 76 / 12 - Benga||
Collected between the 29th January & the
2nd February at 15.00 hrs in a small rivulet approximately 1 mile from
|SL 76 / 13 - Masamwa||
Collected at 15.25 hrs on the 2nd February 2
niles from Masamwa on the road from Benga to Kalu.
|SL 76 / 14 - Pewa||
Collected at 11.30 hrs on the 3rd February in
a roadside stream on the Zimi to Gorahun road.
|SL 76 / 15 - Vaama||
Collected at 13.00 hrs on the 3rd February on
the Potoru - Zimi road in a well shaded stream which passed underneath
|SL 76 / 16 - Vaama||
Collected at 13.55 hrs on the 3rd February in
a small stream which ran underneath the road ½ mile from Vaama.
The stream had a gravel base. The fish were collected in a pool formed
in the stream which had moderate to deep shade from overhanging trees
|SL 76 / 17 - Kouma Village||
Collected at 14.50 hrs on the 3rd February at
Kouma village about 7½ km NW of Zimi.
|SL 76 / 18 - Mayepema Village||
Collected at 09.30 hrs on the 4th February at
Mayepema Village on the Pujehun to Potoru road in a small stream with
moderate flow which formed many small pools which varied in size from
under 3' to 10' wide & 10 - 18" deep at their deepest point.
The base was rock with a shallow covering of sediment from rotting vegetation.
|SL 76 / 19 - Mayepema Village||
Collected at 10.30 hrs on the 4th February 1½
miles from Mayepema on the Pujehun to Potoru road in a stream which
passed underneath the road in an area of deep shade coming from the
shadow of the bridge in a pool formed at the bridge 3'6" deep &
10' wide (the greatest width of the stream was 18'). The stream had
a soil & gravel base.
|SL 76 / 20 - Goboru||
Collected at 13.30 hrs on the 5th February 2
miles from Goboru on the Pujehun to Bo road 7° 25' N and 11°
|SL 76 / 21 - Goboru||
Collected at 14.00 hrs on the 5th February 2¾
miles from Goboru Village in a roadside stream which flowed through
a savannah area. Pools were formed in the coarse of the stream. The
largest pool measured 15' at the widest point & 1' deep at the deepest
part. The base was soil with a layer of rotting vegetation. The centre
of the pool was exposed but the edges were shaded by sedges & overhanging
trees. pH 6·3, DH 1·5, water temperature 80° F, air
temperature 90° F.
|SL 76 / 22 - Kpeyima Swamp||
Collected at 09.55 hrs on the 6th February in
the Kpeyima Swamp, on the road from Yawei to Bo.
|SL 76 / 23 - Serabu Village (nearest)||
Collected at 11.00 hrs on the 6th February ½
mile from Serabu
Village in the district of Pujehun in a small stream running through
a swamp area.
|SL 76 / 24 - Serabu Village||7°
27' N and 11° 40' N. Collected at 11.35 hrs on the 6th February at
Serabu village in a swamp area & in a stream under the road in a culvert.
The area was fully exposed except for some shade provided by waterside
sdges. Upstrem small palm trees gave a little more shade.
The stream had a soil base which was well covered with decaying vegetation. At its widest part it was 7' & 3' deep at its deepest.
The swamp area was rapidly drying out & was crossed by a small brook. Fish were found between plants. Sympatric sp. included Roloffia fredrodi, E.njalaensis, Pseudepiplatys annulatus and a Catfish.
The water was clear & had a slight flow, pH 6·3, DH 1·5° , water temperature 81°F, air temperature 92°F. Few aquatic plants were present.
|SL 76 / 25 - York (nearest)||
Collected at 11.50 hrs on the 8th February close
toYork on the road from York to Kent.
|SL 76 / 26 - Marjay Village (nearest)||
Collected at 14.00 hrs on the 8th February 1
mile from Marjay village in a stream which flowed through a forest reserve.
This stream formed many small pools amoung boulder outcrops. The base
of the stream was volcanic rock with a covering of sediment.
|SL 76 / 27 - Adonkia||
Collected at 10.10 hrs on the 10th February in
a large flowing stream flowing from a forest reserve through savannah.
This was mainly exposed but some shade was afforded by sedges on the
banks. The base was gravel & soil.
SL 76 / 28 - Adonkia (nearest)
Collected at 11.00 hrs on the 10th February in
a large damned stream running from the hills of a forest reserve. The
damn was maintained at a high level by the Guma Valley Water Supply
|SL 76 / 29||No data
|SL 76 / 30 - Mile 58||
Collected at 12.00 hrs on the 11th February at
Mile 58 on the Masiaka to Port Loko road.
SL 76 / 31 - Port Loko (nearest)
Collected at 13.00 hrs on the 11th February in
2 biotopes. Biotope 1 was a large exposed stream slowly flowing through
savannah. The stream flowed under a bridge on the road. The base was
soil & gravel. At its widest point it was 30' & 2' at its deepest,
pH 6·7, DH 1·5, water temperature 80°F, air temperature
88°F. Dense aquatic plants grew in places.
References - The Roloffia Homepage contains a more in depth look at water chemistry etc & should be viewed.