Comparative evaluation of the proximate and mineral compositions of stolothrissa tanganicae and limnothrissa miodon from lake tanganyika


  • B. Abdulkarim Department of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries,University of Dar es salaam, Tanzania
  • P.O. J. Bwathondi Department of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries,University of Dar es salaam, Tanzania
  • B. L. Benno Department of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries,University of Dar es salaam, Tanzania


Proximate;Mineral compositions;Stolothrissa;Limnothrissa;Lake tanganyika


Studies on theproximate and mineral compositions of Stolothrissa tanganicae and limnothrissamiodon  were carried out using standardmethods and procedures. The protein contents was significantly higher(P<0.05) in S. tanganicae (63.31-68.76%) .Lipids, moisture and ash weresignificantly different (p<0.05) between the two fish species. Carbohydratecontents were generally low and not significantly different (P>0.05) betweenthe two species. Calcium, Phosphorus and Potassium contents were high in thetwo species (24250-30600ppm), (14914-17458ppm) and (4492.8-11466.8ppm)respectively and significantly different (p>0.05).Magnesium, Sodium, Zincand Iron were not significantly different (P<0.05) between the two species.The fish species have good nutritive values which will assist in the remedy ofhealth and nutritive problems among the populace.


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Abdulkarim, B. ., J. Bwathondi, P., & L. Benno, B. (2013). Comparative evaluation of the proximate and mineral compositions of stolothrissa tanganicae and limnothrissa miodon from lake tanganyika. Scientific Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2(12), 348-354. Retrieved from



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