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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(3): 289-299
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.503.035


Determination of Fatty Acids Content in Five Fish Species (C. latticeps; rostratus; S. schall; S. mystus and H. bebe) from River Niger in Edo State, Nigeria
Oyase Anthony1*, Jemerigbe Richard2 and L. Elakhame3
1College of Agricultural Technology, Agenebode, Edo State, Nigeria
2College of Education, Warri, Delta State, Nigeria
3Ambrose Alli University, Department of Zoology, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Five West Africa freshwater fishes namely Clarotes lapticeps; Distichodus rostratus; Synodontis schall; Schilbe mystus and Hyperopisus bebe from the River Niger, Illushi, in Esan South East Local Government Area of Edo State were analysed to determine their fatty acids content. The fish specimens were purchased at the bank of the river, between June 2006 and January 2007. They were put in an iced box and immediately transported to the laboratory where routine body measurement and analysis were carried out. The result of the proximate compositions showed lipid had a value of 5.49; 6.81; 8.80; 5.06 and 6.27. For C laticeps; D rostratus; S. schall; S. mystus and H. bebe respectively. The fatty acid composition of the fish lipid as determined by GLC showed abundant stearic acid (47.45%; 47.26%; 45.21%; 47.20% and 45.26%) and palmitic acids (16.50%; 17.12%; 16.80%; 47.20% and 45.26%) for C. laticeps; D. rostratus; S. schall; S. mystus and H. bebe respectively. Polyunsaturated fatty acid (18:2 and 20:4) showed 21.74%; 21.72%; 21.52%; 23.11% and 22.12% for C. laticeps; D. rostratus; S. schall; S. mystus and H. bebe respectively. The short chain fatty acids were found to be in abundance in the freshwater fish lipid studied.


Keywords: Fatty acids content in fish,
latticeps,
rostratus,
schall,
mystus and
bebe.
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Oyase Anthony, Jemerigbe Richard and Elakhame, L. 2016. Determination of Fatty Acids Content in Five Fish Species (C. latticeps; D. rostratus; S. schall; S. mystus and H. bebe) from River Niger in Edo State, Nigeria.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(3): 289-299. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.503.035