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Table 4 Fish parts used and reasons

From: Wildlife use and the role of taboos in the conservation of wildlife around the Nkwende Hills Forest Reserve; South-west Cameroon

Animal Part used Use and use method Reason(s)
Sardine fish Sardina sp.; Young1 - Treats cardiovascular illnesses: cook with plenty of oil palm and consume Medicinal
Flesh1 - Treats cardiovascular illnesses: consume Medicinal
Electric catfish Malapterurus electricus Flesh1 - Treats cardiovascular illnesses: consume Medicinal
Mud sucker Labeo coubie Flesh1 - Treats cardiovascular illnesses: cook and consume Medicinal
Giant mud fish Heterobranchus sp.; Flesh1 - Treats cardiovascular illnesses: cook and consume Medicinal
  1. Note: 1Animals with food, medicinal and sales values.
  2. 2Ethnomusical animals and parts used as trophy.
  3. 3Animals used in decoration and jewelry making.
  4. 4Magico-religious and multipurpose animals.