Ecology of Tylochromis bangwelensis
Main Ref. Stiassny, M.L.J., 1989
Remarks The species is physiologically tied to well-aerated water and is acutely sensitive to oxygen lack. Juveniles tend to aggregate inshore among vegetation, while the adults remain further out if there is a sandy substrate (Ref. 52346, Ref. 52960, Ref. 246). Predominant food is the lake-fly in its larval aquatic stages (Ref. 246).

Aquatic zones / Water bodies

Marine - Neritic Marine - Oceanic Brackishwater Freshwater
Marine zones / Brackish and freshwater bodies
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
  • 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 Tylochromis bangwelensis may be found.


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Jackson, P.B.N., 1961
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Jackson, P.B.N., 1961
Trophic Level(s)
Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.20 0.40 Tentative trophic level derived from 1 + troph of a single food item
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
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