Silver Catfish

Catfish. Photo: Anderson Njoroge Maina

Silver Catfish, Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus, called Obokún 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.

Tope Apoola
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