This pie chart shows the relative likelihood of observing particular other species commonly observed near Sandelia bainsii
These species are those which most commonly occur in our observation database near Sandelia bainsii. Observations favor some phyla over others. Typically Bacteria, Fungi, Protozoa, and Arthropods are more common in the field than in our records.
Nahoon, Buffalo, Igoda, Gulu,Keiskamma, Great Fish, Kowie Rivers all in the Eastern Cape South Africa.
Native:South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Population: Not known but decreasing and almost extirpated in the Kowie and Nahoon Rivers. Estimated numbers in the Gulu and Igoda Rivers less than 100 mature fish.
Found in rocky streams, favoring marginal habitats where the current is slow.
Fresh water. Benthopelagic.
Occurs in rocky streams, favouring marginal habitats where the current is slow (Skelton 2001). A predator on insects, crabs and small fish, it holes up in crevices and waits for prey to pass by. Breeds in summer, males make a nest and after spawning guard the developing eggs and young fish.
List of Habitats:
Is preyed upon by introduced predators such as bass and sharptooth catfish.
In sections below, we make some habitat inferences based on the known habitat preferences of those species most commonly associated with Sandelia bainsii.
subtropics, temperate, tropics.
desert, gardens, subarctic grassland.
sandy areas, sandy soil.
bays, brackish water, coral reef, estuaries, lagoon, pelagic, rivers, streams.