Silver Catfish

Source: Mushi Fish Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Silver Catfish, Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus, called Obọ̀kún in Yoruba, is one of the most important among the over three hundred Nigeria’s freshwater fish species. It is a highly valued food-fish included among the dominant commercial catches exploited in major rivers of Africa. Diet includes fish scale, plant parts, and detritus, with insects and crustaceans dominating the fish’s food items.