Food Items Numerical Method Occurrence Method
Number % Number %
Algae        
Spirulina sp 416 6.2 28 7.6
Clostridium strigosum 530 7.9 46 12.5
Euastrum sp 80 1.2 30 8.2
Tetraedon victoriae 148 2.2 20 5.4
Diatoms        
Cyclotella sp 338 5.0 32 8.7
Syndera fasciculata 996 14.8 74 20.1
Tabellaria fenestrata 8 0.1 10 2.7
Surirella robusta 310 4.6 40 10.9
Melosira varians 360 5.3 56 15.2
Insecta        
Dixa sp 44 0.7 28 7.6
Triaenodes phalacris 20 0.3 10 2.7
Plant materials 3486 51.8 172 46.7
Unidentified mass - - 86 23.4
Table 7: Summary of stomach contents of M. macrobrachion from Lekki Lagoon.