Type of Fatty acid % Composition
C14:0 (Myristic)
C16:0 (Palmitic)
C16:1 (Palmitoleic)
C16:3 (Hexadecatrienoic)
C18:0 (Stearic)
C18:1 (Oleic)
C18:2 (n-6, Lenoleic)
C20:1 (Eicosenoic)
C20:3 (n-6, Eicosatrienoic)
C20:4 (n-6, Eicosatetraenoic)
C20:5 (n-3, Eicosapentanoic)
C22:5 (n-3, Docosapentanoic)
C22:6 (n-3, Docosahexanoic)
11.54 ± 0.23
15.76 ± 0.39
8.03 ± 0.70
2.42 ± 0.10
7.27 ± 0.21
10.17 ± 0.69
6.94 ± 0.33
1.49 ± 0.18
2.67 ± 0.26
5.77 ± 0.066
9.64 ± 0.57
5.83 ± 0.35
12.47 ± 0.72
Total saturated
Total Unsaturated
Total n3
Total n6
56.68
43.32
27.94
15.38
Table 1: Fatty acid composition (relative percentage) of oil extracted from Clarias batrachus (Mean values of 3 sets of analysis).