Abstract

Diet and dietary habits of African Butter Catfish Schilbe mystus (Linne, 1766), an economically important fish in Oyan and Asejire lakes (Southwest Nigeria) were examined between July 2000 and December 2001. Stomach contents were analysed using the numerical, frequency of occurrence and points methods. The fish is predatory but the diet differs among lakes and seasons. Insects were more important in the diet of small (
Keywords: Alimento, dieta, Schilbe mystus, Lago Oyan, Lago Asejire, Suroeste de Nigeria, Diet, Oyan Lake, Asejire Lake, Southwest Nigeria