Table 1: Fatty acid composition from the four commercial fish species of Mwanza Gulf in Lake Victoria.

Fatty acidL. niloticus O. niloticus R. argentea T. zillii Level of saturation

Myristic acid****Saturated
Pentadecanoic acid****Saturated
Palmitic acid****Saturated
Tricosanoic acid**Saturated
Stearic acid****Saturated
Heptadecanoic acid ****Saturated
Lignoceric acid ****Saturated
Nonadecanoic acid****Saturated
Tetradecenoic acid*MUFA
9-Octadecenoic acid *MUFA
11-Octadecenoic acid ***MUFA
Heptadecenoic acid****MUFA
Hexadecenoic acid****MUFA
11-Eicosenoic acid**MUFA
Oleic acid****MUFA
11,13-Eicosadienoic acid*PUFA
11,14-Eicosadienoic acid**PUFA
Linoleic acid ****PUFA
Arachidonic acid ****PUFA
Eicosatrienoic acid ***PUFA
Docosatetraenoic acid ***PUFA
4,7,10,13,16-Docosapentaenoate ****PUFA
Docosatrienoic acid ****PUFA
Docosahexaenoic acid****PUFA
Alpha linolenic acid*PUFA
Heneicosapentaenoic acid***PUFA
Eicosatrienoic acid ***PUFA
Eicosapentaenoic acid****PUFA
Docosapentaenoic acid***PUFA
Eicosatetraenoic acid ****PUFA
8,11-Octadecadienoic acid ****Unsaturated
10,13-Octadecadienoic acid **Unsaturated
Eicosadienoic acid *Unsaturated
7,10-Hexadecadienoic acid*Unsaturated