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Screen 1b : Estimated numbers of individuals in annual aquaculture production (FAO) of fish species

Year   : 2015       Country   : Nigeria

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This page shows FAO reported fish aquaculture production tonnages (for the year and selected country above) by species category together with the estimated mean weight (EMW) (obtained in fishcount study) and estimated fish numbers. For species categories where no EMW was obtained, a generic mean weight was used to estimate numbers.

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Data for Nigeria (2015)
SpeciesProduction (t)Estimated
mean
weight
(EMW)
(g)
EMWidGeneric
Mean
Weight
(g)
Estimated
Numbers
(millions)
North African catfish        160,295500-1,500132 107 - 321
Torpedo-shaped catfishes nei         36,234322-1,081 34 - 113
Tilapias nei         28,284250-800215 35 - 113
Cyprinids nei         28,157322-1,081 26 - 87
Nile perch         15,900322-1,081 15 - 49
Reticulate knifefish          8,488322-1,081 8 - 26
Aba          7,031322-1,081 7 - 22
Upsidedown catfishes          6,556322-1,081 6 - 20
Characins nei          5,891322-1,081 5 - 18
African bonytongue          4,719322-1,081 4 - 15
Grass-eaters nei          4,276322-1,081 4 - 13
Parachanna snakeheads nei          3,896322-1,081 4 - 12
Citharinus nei          3,832322-1,081 4 - 12
Kafue pike          2,661322-1,081 2 - 8
Freshwater fishes nei            507322-1,081 <1 - 2
 
Totals by estimate type:
Production (t)Estimated Numbers
(millions)
   Single species with an EMW         160,295 107 - 321
   Multi species with an EMW          28,284 35 - 113
Totals for species with an EMW        188,579 142 - 434
Totals for species without EMW        128,148 119 - 398
Total fish production        316,727 261 - 832
out of total aquaculture production        316,727
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Aquaculture Production (Quantities and values) 1950-2015 (Release date: 7th March 2017)".