Food Items Numerical Method Occurrence Method
Number % Number %
Algae        
Spirulina sp 668 6.7 114 12.2
Clostridium strigosum 144 1.4 30 3.2
Anabaena flos-aquae 106 1.1 22 2.4
Diatoms        
Cyclotella sp 904 9.1 136 14.6
Syndera fasciculata 130 1.3 86 9.2
Tabellaria fenestrata 170 1.7 18 1.9
Nitzchia closterium 320 3.2 28 3.0
Rotifera        
Trichocerca sp 56 0.6 14 1.5
Insecta        
Dixa sp 20 0.2 8 0.9
Triaenodes phalacris 40 0.4 12 1.3
Plant materials 7420 74.4 308 33.0
Unidentified mass - - 106 11.4
Table 9: Summary of stomach contents of M. vollenhovenii from Lekki Lagoon.