Nakantenga Island

Nakantenga Island
Aristochromis christyi 1

Nakantenga Island

Nakantenga Island on the map
Aristochromis christyi 2

Nakantenga Island is the smallest of the three Maleri Islands. The island is located in the southwest of Lake Malawi. The island is located in the Lake Malawi National Park. Fishing is not allowed along the coast of the park. Fishing is only allowed 100 meters from the coast.

The island is not inhabited. It consists mainly of rocks with a number of trees on top. Underwater you will mainly find rocks with a layer of detritus on the bottom. Below the layer of detritus, the substrate is coarser than many people expect.

Substrate at Nakantenga Island

The substrate around the island consists mainly of gravel, or small pieces of rock. So it is not sand as is often thought.

Photos from the island

Location in Lake Malawi

Do you want to know where the island is located in Lake Malawi? Click here for the interactive map! Below the map you will see a list of the nearest locations. Click on one of the names and the map will jump to it.

The Fish

The following species can be found around Nakantenga Island. First a list of species that are not yet included in our database. Below that are the links and images that we have already added.

Alticorpus macrocleithrum
Aulonocara sp. ‘stuartgranti maleri’
Chindongo sp. ‘burrower’
Copadichromis insularis
Copadichromis sp. ‘pictus maleri’
Corematodus taeniatus
Ctenopharynx pictus
Cyathochromis obliquidens
Cynotilapia sp. ‘maleri’
Docimodus evelynae
Hemitilapia oxyrhynchus
Melanochromis heterochromis
Melanochromis melanopterus
Metriaclima flavifemina
Metriaclima sp. ‘aggressive greyhead’
Metriaclima sp. ‘agressive zebra maleri’
Metriaclima sp. ‘dumpy’
Metriaclima xanstomachus
Mylochromis anaphyrmus
Mylochromis chekopae
Mylochromis epichorialis
Mylochromis incola
Mylochromis mola
Mylochromis sp. ‘guentheri mbenjii’
Mylochromis sp. ‘incola mumbo’
Oreochromis karongae
Oreochromis shiranus
Oreochromis squamipinnis
Otopharynx ovatus
Petrotilapia genalutea
Petrotilapia sp. ‘fuscous’
Protomelas fenestratus
Protomelas insignis
Protomelas labridens
Protomelas similis
Protomelas sp. ‘hertae’
Protomelas spilonotus
Pseudotropheus livingstonii
Pseudotropheus purpuratus
Pseudotropheus sp. ‘williamsi maleri’
Rhamphochromis esox
Serranochromis robustus
Stigmatochromis woodi
Trematocranus placodon
Tropheops modestus
Tropheops sp. ‘maleri blue’
Tropheops sp. ‘maleri yellow’

Copyright images

Pete Barnes

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