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.

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